This week, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, Baskin revealed she has known since a young age that she was attracted to both men and women.
“But it was during the ’80s that I discovered that through dealing with the LGBT+ community that I [realized] I had just as equal feelings for women as I did for men,” she explained.
She also added that, though she never had a wife, she could just as easily have married a woman as a man.
Now, however, she claims she did have a wife, in a manner of speaking.
Baskin said she and the woman never actually got married, nor did they consummate their relationship. In fact, her “wife” was heterosexual.
They did, however, have a loving — if platonic — relationship. The woman did the cooking and was even the secretary for Baskin’s real estate business for a time.
Baskin did not reveal her supposed-wife’s name, out of wanting to protect her from the media, nor did she specify when the relationship took place. However, TMZ posited that it was likely during the 1980s, before same-sex marriage was legal.
Baskin also added some clarification to something she said earlier about her sexuality. Initially, she told an LGBTQ+ website that she believed she was born in the “wrong body.” However, she said she doesn’t identify as a transgender male.
Baskin went on to give a glimpse into what she likes in a partner, whether male or female. She doesn’t have any preference for physical characteristics. Rather, she said it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
She went on to say she believes the connection between humans isn’t based on gender, race, or nationality, because all of us are all of those things.
Baskin has been legally married three times.
She first wed Michael Murdock — whom she would later claim was abusive to her — and with whom she had one daughter, Jamie Veronica Murdock.
Her second marriage was to Don Lewis, whom she met while they were both married to other people. Lewis disappeared in 1997 and was declared legally dead in 2002. Baskin’s adversary, Joe Exotic, has claimed she is somehow connected to Lewis’ disappearance, although she has never been an official suspect in his death.
She then married Howard Baskin in 2004, and the two are still together as of this writing.