The Sad Reality of the Couple's Marriage is Revealed
In the recent post announcing the couple’s decision to divorce, Josh admits that the marriage “contained an undercurrent of pain that [they] were not able to see clearly or acknowledge for many years, which made continuing in it impossible.”
Josh goes on to explain that it was his love for the LGBT community and newfound love for himself as a gay man, along with the death of his mother, that led to his decision to end his marriage of fifteen years.
What About Lolly?
Lolly Weed is coming clean about the pain she experienced during her 15-year marriage to Josh Weed.
Giving my whole heart to Josh while knowing that he did not love me the way a man loves a woman has always been devastating. We were best friends, but he never desired me, he never adored me, he never longed for me.
In closing, Lolly finally acknowledges a fundamental truth, one that the LGBT community has expressed since the couple’s coming out in 2012.
Platonic love is simply not enough, no matter how much we hoped it was. God designed us to need and want romantic attachment.
Josh Weed Offers Apology to LGBT Community
In the recent post, Josh apologizes to the LGBT for any harm he unintentionally may have caused.
We’re sorry to any gay Mormon who received criticism, backlash, or hatred as a result of our story… We’re sorry to anybody who felt a measure of false peace because of our story… We’re sorry to any LGBTQIA person who was given false hope by our story…”
Weed Acknowledges His Previous Denial and Homophobia
After apologizing to the entire LGBT community, Josh acknowledges one last realization:
I am no different than you, and any degree to which I held on to the idea that I could be gay without being gay was, I see now, a manifestation of lingering internalized homophobia born of decades of being told this part of me was evil. It was an effort to belong to the “in-group” (heterosexual members of the Mormon Church) that I was actually not a part of.
Live and Let Live
While the couple announced their divorce as recently as Saturday, Josh has already updated his Twitter Bio to include his newly single status.
Despite some arguably misguided choices, Josh and Lolly Weed are just people; they are parents who have four inspiring reasons to search out their personal truths and find authentic happiness. Moving forward, Josh hopes to focus on his faith, family, children, and love. He writes, “We can continue to be the family we have always been, and we can add to that family.”