‘True Life’ Check-In: TaRodd And Coke Discuss Life After Coming Clean About Their Sexuality

Today’s “True Life” explored the stories of two young men who came clean about their secret lives. We had an opportunity to check in with them to find out how their lives have changed since filming wrapped — take a look at the follow-up Q&As below.

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What’s happened with you since the show finished shooting?
Since I finished the show a tremendous weight has been lifted off me! Facing my biggest fears and coming out to the people who I loved the most — Jammie and my mother — has given me the strength and courage to stop living the way I was.

Where do things stand with Jammie and Marvin?
Jammie and I still haven’t seen each other. We don’t speak on the phone that often, but we’re still great friends. As for Marvin and I, the love is still there. We are currently not together but decided to live as roommates.

What was it like to share your story?
I’m glad I had the opportunity to share my story and reach out to others, showing everyone that it’s OK to be who you are. Even though people may not understand the struggle, they don’t realize that their ignorance contributes to so many “locked closets” around the world. Whatever happens behind closed doors doesn’t define the identity of the individual.

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What’s happened with you since the show finished shooting?
Since I stopped filming I’ve been working on myself, and I’m still trying to find what makes me happy.

Where do things stand with Tam and Jeane?
Me and Tam still haven’t talked since the show filmed. I’m hoping that we can talk before the baby gets here this month. Me and Jeane are still friends, we’re just taking it slow and learning about one another.

What was it like to share your story?
I’ve been getting a lot of negative feedback about my experience, but more positive. I’m telling my story now to help others that are going through the same problems I’m going through. I want to help them move on with life and accept the fact that being gay or bisexual is not wrong. You can’t help who you love or who you fall in love with. At the end of the day do what makes you happy.

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