At first, Joe and Chris tried to make their marriage work, but eventually, they divorced. Joe says he was blindsided when Chris told him she was a lesbian, and he never suspected that his wife was gay.
Joe says he was supportive of Chris because he loved her...and because he was also gay! Four years after his divorce, Joe followed Chris's footsteps and came out of the closet. "I came to the conclusion [that] I'm not going to be happy until I'm honest with myself," he says.
Much to Joe's surprise, Chris says she suspected all along that her ex-husband was gay. "I thought he'd come out first!" she says.