Singer Chely Wright has said dating
Brad Paisley and other men to hide that she was gay was “cruel.”
The 41-year-old Wright appeared on CBS'
This Morning to pitch the opening of her coming out
documentary Wish Me Away, which opens in New York on Friday.
The film will also be available starting Friday on iTunes and other
Co-host Gayle King said, “Your
documentary took my heart and ripped it out a couple of times,”
before asking Wright: “You seem to have regrets about how you
handled [dating Brad Paisley]. Do you have regrets and have you made
amends with him?”
“I had several relationships with
several wonderful men. I'm a good picker. I pick some nice guys to
date. Some of the best. And I do regret those men that I dated that
I could never reciprocate the love and affection that they had for
me. I knew it the entire time, that I couldn't. And there's a
particular cruelty in that.”
“He is a good person but I was too
afraid to tell him,” she added. (Watch
the entire segment at CBS.)
Wright, who married
her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright in Connecticut last year, earlier
this year opened her Like Me non-profit's first
gay community center in Kansas City.