Woman married to man in prison says people ask if he's 'gay for the stay'

Gabriella Ferlita

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Woman married to man in prison says people ask if he's 'gay for the stay'

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A woman who is married to a man in prison has revealed that people ask if he is ‘gay for the stay’.

Jade describes herself as a ‘stay at home dog mom’ who met her husband on a pen-pal page for people in prison.

“I saw him on prison pen-pal page, it was called prisoninmates.com, and I decided to write him,” she told VT.

After writing to him in 2017 and meeting Chris for the first time in 2018, the pair tied the knot the same year.

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The pair have since been together for four years now, with Jade regularly documenting their journey online on her TikTok account @jadalous2.0.

“I made a really cheesy [video] back in 2019, I think,” she told the outlet. “I went to sleep, and then the next day I woke up and it had millions of views, hundreds of hate comments, and I actually turned the comments off.”

Jade soon garnered attention from that video, as well as the rest on her channel, and now has 250.7K followers on TikTok.

A woman who is married to a man in prison has revealed that people ask if he is ‘gay for the stay’. Credit: @jadalous2.0/TikTok
A woman who is married to a man in prison has revealed that people ask if he is ‘gay for the stay’. Credit: @jadalous2.0/TikTok

Revealing that Chris was sentenced to prison in 2014 for burglary and identity theft and will be released in 2024, she went on to detail the rude comments and trolling - including homophobia - that they have both been subjected to online as a result of sharing their story.

She said: “[I’ve received] a lot of hate mail, a lot of hate comments. I have a lot of meme pages that reach out to me to see if they can repost my videos.

She recited the disgusting comments, including the likes of: “'Does he drop the soap?', 'Is he gay for the stay?', 'You’re both losers', and ‘You must not have a father in your life'."

"[They were even] telling us to die,” she revealed to the outlet.

Not that her husband’s sexuality is anyone else’s business, but there is really no need for onlookers to make such homophobic comments about those in prison, either.

However, Jade has now risen above the sentiments of her haters, adding that their relationship is ‘stronger’ than ever in spite of the online trolling.

The pair got married in 2018. Credit: @jadalous2.0/TikTok/VT
The pair got married in 2018. Credit: @jadalous2.0/TikTok/VT

“I used to delete the comments when I first started out on TikTok and Instagram, but I just keep them up now because it really does not bother me anymore.

“If anything, it makes us stronger.”

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact the LGBT Foundation on 0345 3 30 30 30, 10am–6pm Monday to Friday, or email [email protected]

Topics: Community, Life, Sex and Relationships, Crime

Gabriella Ferlita
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