I Dated Miss Cali's Mom: Ex-Galpal

Tabloid reveals secret lesbian affair
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 8:44 AM CDT

Infamous gay marriage opponent Carrie Prejean is back in the tabloids. Miss California’s mother, Francine Coppola, had an affair with another woman, Star reports. “Yes, Francine and I dated,” her ex-girlfriend Valerie Vetrano says. But it ended when “Francine explained how she was a Christian and that her loved ones would never accept her if she were gay,” a friend said.

“Valerie feels that if Francine had just been open about her sexuality with her family, Carrie would have a better understanding of what gay people have to go through,” said the source, adding that neither Carrie nor her father knew about the affair. “They just want equal rights.” (Read more Carrie Prejean stories.)

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