First thing's first: Al Reynolds is not gay. He does, however, take pride in an appearance that's "cleaner than the board of health."
Second thing's second: He's also still in love with Star Jones.
In a series of three You Tube videos designed to set the record—and his sexuality—straight, Reynolds speaks out for the first time since his divorce from the former View cohost was announced in April, saying the demise of his marriage makes him "very sad" and that his relationship with Jones is currently loitering at "cordial."
"There are days when i'm like, 'Wow.' I still wear my ring. It hasn't settled in yet. I still love her," he says.
"You can't be heartbroken. Every lesson that you learn in life is for a reason. Does the heart hurt? Yes it does. Is it gonna heal? Yes it will."
The increasingly emotional Reynolds also says he and Jones are not currently on speaking terms, but that he believes that could change in the future.
"It saddens me, but we're not," he continues. "We're cordial. This is a difficult time for her and it's a difficult time for me. Right now, it's a little tender. Our relationship is a little tender, and hopefully over time we can heal that and we can become friends again."
Made all the more difficult, at times, by the constant speculation over his sexuality.
"I am not a homosexual," Reynolds says. "But the thing is, it's weird to me and really kind of upsetting to me that that's where people would go as it relates to my sexuality, because this has affected my professional life, this has affected my personal life, and if anyone knew the damage it has caused me, they would understand why I'm very aggressive about this."
Among other revelations in the series of video interviews, including claims that he was oblivious to his sponsor-heavy wedding but had he known its extent, he would have put his foot down, Reynolds also confirmed in his series of video interviews that the couple did in fact have a prenup—not that he's willing to describe its contents.
"Gosh, I wish I could tell you something interesting...we're both under agreement that it's not something we would discuss publicly."
Still, Reynolds does want to let the public in on another apparently well-kept secret.
"When you read about me in the paper, it's always as Star Jones' ex-husband. I want people to know that I'm more than just Star Jones' ex-husband. I'm Al Reynolds."