[lastfm]Chely Wright [/lastfm]tells CMT, that she was unprepared for the backlash she faced regarding her admission of a relationship with [lastfm]Brad Paisley[/lastfm], while at the same time she was in an on-again, off-again relationship with another woman!
Chely knew when she released her tell-all book, ‘Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer,’ last month she would endure a lot of criticism for coming out publicly as a lesbian. But she”I think there’s a difference in a lot of the coverage being about Brad, versus Brad being a ‘big part’ of this book,” she tells CMT. Brad is mentioned in two chapters. That’s a fact. I obviously had to write about Brad because I couldn’t call him ‘Josh Brown’ or ‘Josh Sampson’ in this book. It was widely known in public that Brad and I had a relationship.”
Saying in ‘Like Me’ that she still mourns the fact that she knows Brad was hurt in the relationship, she acknowledges that he was only one casualty in her attempt to hide her homosexuality. “I wanted to make certain that everyone understood that when a person like me hides, they not only wreak havoc on themselves, but they damage other people around them,” she says. “At that time, I caused incredible hurt and pain to Brad. I regret it very much. It’s one of the great regrets of my life, and I needed to write that down. More than anything, I wanted to make certain that people knew he was not aware.”