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

(Newser) – 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.”