One of the strongest reactions from viewers when the Haggards first appeared was that Gayle was in denial, but she says that's not the case. "I don't know why Ted having these struggles negates the fact that most of the time he's attracted to me," she says. "That shouldn't undo the fact that we've had 30 years of a relationship that's been growing. We value our relationship, we value our family, we value our physical relationship."
Gayle says humans are sexual beings, and people need to accept that sexuality is expressed differently for each person. "We do have some degree of choice as to what we do with the impulses that we feel. But we don't choose our impulses," she says.