“January 28 is the day I can really pinpoint that something started,” Des says. Katie had become involved with another woman, whom she’d met via the social media site Instagram. Prior to that, as Des tells it, “There was never an indication of anything wrong. I was so invested in being married.”
I was in touch with Katie as I gathered the facts for this piece. There are two sides to every story, particularly in a breakup, and I offered her the chance to share hers and to respond to Des's statements about the dissolution of their marriage, as well as to talk about her feelings on gay divorce in general. Ultimately, she declined to comment, explaining, “Although we are on good terms currently, it took us a long time to get here. Des is very open with what happened between us and her entire life really. I am the absolutely opposite."