If you've been a reader of this blog for a while now, you know I'm a huge Sean Avery fan, which is why I'm posting this and will continue to post articles of interest regarding the "Grate One."
So who's the lucky man? Apparently, it's Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen.
Here's a quote on the relationship from a mole inside Avery's camp...
"I’m not sure if you are aware or not but Andy Cohen has been dating former NHL star Sean Avery for almost a year and a half now, it will be two years in March. And get this, they are secretly ENGAGED! There have been rumors for years in the NHL league about Sean Avery’s sexuality, but he has always vehemently denied it, Sean even went as far as to “date” a beard girlfriend (Elisha Cuthbert), who he was never even remotely into, to cover up him receiving backlash from his NHL teammates and internally in the NHL for being gay."
Rucuss.com added that the two were together in Southampton for the Labor Day weekend.
According to a New York Magazine interview with Avery and Cohen from 2011 they've had a long standing "bromance."
...if this news is true, I'm assuming no one is going to be shocked given Avery's love of fashion and support of gay rights. Not that there's anything wrong with it. And to be honest, good for him. It must have been torture having to live a lie his entire life. I almost wish he would have stayed in the game and came out as a player to make a huge statement.
...now having said that, we all know Avery and I'd almost be more apt to think this is a huge ruse created by him. Either way, I'm definitely interested in how this plays out.
...assuming this means Phaneuf didn't actually have Avery's "sloppy seconds."
In other stupid, barely-hockey related news, Mike Modano just got married to Joe Micheletti's daughter...
I kinda feel like this isn't true because Avery posted a picture on instagram with this story and the hashtag "busted" i feel like if he were going to come out he'd do it in a much better way. i feel like he was kinda mocking the media. if he is gay, go Sean Avery!
Seems like it probably isn't quite true, but whatevs. I'm a Sean Avery fan either way, but I can't blame anyone who's not. Word on the street is this is just a rumor that took on a life of its own a little bit.
I don't think he's gay but who the f* cares. I know a lot of you are fans but this is a guy who helped the team some times, hurt the team at others so it's a wash in my book and he'll always be known for what he did with his mouth and not what he did with his stick. Just don't give a rats ass - when does season start???
Best thing I've ever seen on your blog!! And LOVE the photo!!! post MORE! ps. I agree it would have been awesome if he came out while playing hockey.
this guy is such a mystery. I'm a huge morrissey fan and you just never know...even though you know. and avery falls into this catigory. just an interesting dude who always keeps you guessing.
Sean Avery, for men & women.
I'm kind of surprised to hear this. I also wish he would have come out and said it while he was playing but it would have made his job as an aggitator tougher. When you give guys an easy verbal jab at you, it makes getting them off their game that much harder. The aggitator might have often been agitated. Lol! This goes to show that you can't stereotype gay people as feminine.
Cmon, Kevin, you are better than this. This is garbage. Even on a slow news day, you are better off posting trade rumors from HockeyBuzz.
We'll set aside the fact that if Sean was gay, he'd come out, period. He's too comfortable with himself not to. Anyone who's ever met him will tell you that.
Setting aside that obvious fact, if he was involved in a gay relationship of any kind I am sure you could expect the news to be broken by a "legitimate" source (e.g. Perez, Lainey, TMZ, Gawker), not some jerkoff with his first Wordpress sight reposting shit from all of those sources.
Also, Cohen and Avery's responses on Twitter and Instagram make it pretty clear that they think the "news" is ridiculous.
@FireSather Kevin is gay.
@gravey94 He's gay.
@Christopher Colon Kevin can pick the dumbest things to discuss. Better to post nothing than post crap like this.