Author, Terry McMillian & Jonathan Plummer on “Oprah” – An Author, G. D. Grace Summary

During a phone conversation with my mother last night I was advised that Oprah had interviewed Terry McMillian and her former husband,  Jonathan Plummer, again — it was a follow up to the first heated interview she had with them shortly after it was revealed, to Terry, that her gallant Caribbean-Born husband was homosexual.  Well, I must say that this candid interview was lighter than it’s predecessor, because the healing time was well into it’s rational stage.

It was actually nice watching the both of them smiling and treating one another respectfully this time around.  Their playful interactions between one another seemed genuine, and it was quite refreshing to witness these two individuals engaging in a civil discussion as they recounted the unsettling circumstances that destroyed their marital bliss.

Terry’s calm composure throughout this interview was remarkable to me and reminded me just how resilient the human spirit really is.  I’m sure there are others out there both gay and straight who have gone through similar relationship situations that resulted in one or both individuals being hurt, and regardless of how things went down the pain associated with a break up alters the spirit forever.

I cannot imagine how uncomfortable it was to go through all of this under the intense scrutiny and beaming glares of the public eye, so all I have is admiration for the strength that both of them displayed as they dealt with each other and their own inner-feelings to get past what must have been absolutely unbearable at times.

When Terry disclosed that she had dropped a 40 million dollar lawsuit against him I was floored.  I was thinking to myself, did he even have 40 million dollars?  Then, when Oprah asked him, during the flash back interview,  why he thought he deserved any of Terry’s money, it was another moment that had me gasping.   Without going deeper into some of the lengths that both had taken as they tried to hurt one another as a result of their own pain, I’ll just say that their courage to reappear on Oprah in a post interview exuded class.  Perhaps their honesty about their initial reactions and feelings, as well as, their triumphant escape from all the emotional destruction will be an example for others going through a nasty break up.

I suppose the most profound statement came from Terry, when she said that there was a moment when she said “enough”, and decided to free herself from the abyss of bitterness and despair.  She realized that those dark emotions were like “termites” — that they eat and eat and eat and eat, until there’s nothing left.

Well, in closing all I have to say is that their testimony provided me with serious food for thought based on how they both recovered from a horrific situation that could have destroyed them both.

This is Author, G. D. Grace, signing off…

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After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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