Parenting blogger keeps her husband's sexuality a secret for 15 years

The blogger behind "Scary Mommy" announced her divorce after 17 years of marriage, and revealed that her husband is gay.
2:18 | 03/23/17

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We are back now with that personal revelation from the blogger behind the popular parenting site scary mommy. Jill smokler saying the father of her three children is gay and they're now getting a divorce. Jesse palmer is here with more on that. Good morning, Jesse. Jill's revealing now why they decided to keep her husband's sexuality a secret for so long. And what drove them to finally go public. Take a look. Jeff smokler knew at 18 years old Jill was his soul mate. After five years of dating, the couple got married but just two years into their marriage, a shocking secret. Jeff began questioning his sexuality. The first person he opened up to, his wife. The first person that he told was his best friend. Which was his wife Jill. And she just said that she wasn't ready to let go of the relationship. Reporter: The couple went on to have three children. Jill keeping Jeff's secret for 15 years. Going on to create the popular parenting blog scary mommy. Sharing tips on pregnancy, love and marriage but no mention of her husband's secret. Until earlier this month when Jill announced they were getting divorced writing on Facebook while we will no longer love each other as husband and wife we remain deeply committed to one another as partners and co-pardons. Now, the couple opening up to "People" magazine, Jill saying that staying with her husband was never a question. I signed on for this. I could have opted out but I couldn't wrap my head around the feeling that Jeff was my person and now I have to walk away. It's not a secret that he kept from me. It was our secret and we were in it together. I didn't want to walk away. She needed to accept the fact that even though they were very close and they had a love for one another, that the passion was missing. Reporter: While they say their journey took an emotional toll they're hoping to inspire others by being honest with their kids telling them the reason behind the divorce. Jeff telling "People" we want show folks that you can do Doris in a way that not just puts your children first but can come from a place of love. In our case there's never been a shortage of love. The couple telling us we've been showered with love which is exactly what we want our kids to take away from this experience. Love is love is love. And the new issue of "People" will hit newsstands nationwide tomorrow. All right, Jess, thanks very much for sharing with us.

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