Shemar Moore Opens Up About Father
In a new interview, Shemar Moore opens up about his strained relationship with his father. The 46-year-old actor admits that they’re not close because of some of the choices his father made when he was a child. He explains,
My father is in my life, but on my terms. He wasn’t good to my mom. Umm, we lived overseas and we did that to protect the family unit. But my father was erratic and being inconsistent and doing right by my mom. My mother – enough was enough – he ended up spending four years in San Quentin [State Prison] when I was a baby. So now, fast forward to this day. He’s in my life. I made a decision to help him because he was in need so I bought him a place to keep him safe and I wish the best for him, but it’s up to him to live is life.
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Earlier this month, Shemar made headlines over the comments he made about being plagued by gay rumors. He explained,
I just think it’s all silly. If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that, and I’m very comfortable with who I am, and I love women. I’ve dated plenty of them. If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend, and see what happens. For real. You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don’t know me.
I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they’re inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer, and when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them, or stand next to them, and if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That’s just simpleminded ignorance, and I don’t play that.
You can catch Shemar in his new feature film “The Bounce Back” in theaters now.