Scoop: Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, To Sit Down With Tamron Hall For First Television Interview

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Scoop: Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, To Sit Down With Tamron Hall For First Television Interview

On Monday, Tamron Hall, the host of her eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, teased a big interview for the debut of the second season of her show.

I’ve learned from two sources familiar with the interview that Hall sat down with former Tallahasse Mayor Andrew Gillum and his wife R. Jai Gillum for four hours for a wide-ranging interview which will air on the debut episode of her second season on September 14. 

This will be the first interview for Gillum or his wife since he was discovered drunk and vomiting in a Miami Beach hotel room last March along with another man who appeared to have overdosed on crystal meth. 

After rising through the political ranks for years, Gillum was the Democratic nominee for Florida Governor in 2018 but conceded the race to current Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In 2019, Gillum faced ethics charges (for accepting a gift over $100 from a lobbyist) which resulted in him agreeing to pay a $5,000 fine.

In March 2020, Gillum was found drunk in a Miami Beach hotel room with a man who had a difficult time breathing after overdosing on crystal meth. Gillum was so drunk he had difficulty communicating with law enforcement. Three bags of crystal meth were also found in the room. Gillum wasn’t charged by authorities with any crimes but reporters later discovered that the man he was discovered with was a pornstar who advertised himself as a gay escort leading to questions about Gillum’s sexual orientation.

Two days after the news broke, Gillum announced that he was taking a break from public life, including his well paid gig as a political contributor for CNN, and heading into rehab for alcoholism and to treat his depression. 

In a March 2020 statement Gillum said, “This has been a wake-up call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse. I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles.”

To find out where you can watch The Tamron Hall Show click here: https://tamronhallshow.com/all-channels/

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