LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/AP) – “Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, who split from her husband of nine years in July, says she’s in love with her best friend, a woman named Rayya Elias, who was recently diagnosed with incurable pancreatic and liver cancer.
Gilbert says in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday the terminal diagnosis uncovered her true feelings for her longtime friend, and those feelings led to Gilbert’s divorce from Jose Nunes, whom she described falling for at the end of her best-selling memoir. The posting was confirmed by Gilbert’s publicist at Riverhead Books, Jynne Martin.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
Gilbert says she is making her relationship with Elias public because such “truth and transparency” make her life easier and more ethical.READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
She asked her readers for their love.
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