'Eat Pray Love' author reveals 2nd marriage ended because she fell in love with her best friend, a woman.
Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert revealed in a Facebook post that she and her best friend of 15 years, Rayya Elias, are in a relationship. About two months ago, Gilbert announced that she and her husband José Nunes (aka Felipe in the book) are splitting up. So it looks like she is not dropping the 'love' from Eat, Pray, Love completely— she is just going on another soul-searching, novel-worthy journey in pursuit of it.
Gilbert realized that she was in love after Elias was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic and liver cancer. Already, this needs to be a book-turned-major-motion-picture starring Julia Roberts.
In the moment I first learned of Rayya's diagnosis, a trap door opened at the bottom of my heart (a trap door I didn't even know was there) and my entire existence fell straight through that door. From that moment forward, everything became about HER. I cancelled everything in my life that could be cancelled, and I went straight to her side, where I have been ever since.
Thank you for the love today, everyone. Rayya and I are sitting here in tears and wonder and gratitude for the outpouring of grace from my post this morning on Facebook. Thank you, and all blessings.❤️
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