Jason Collins’ announcement reportedly shocks ex-fiance Carlyn Moos

Carolyn Moos is a 6-foot-6 former Stanford basketball player who currently works as a personal trainer, model and nutritional consultant.

Why are we reporting on her?

Moos spent eight years of her life in a relationship with Jason Collins, the 12-year NBA veteran who recently made waves as the first gay player active in one of America’s four major sports.

[Related: The positives we can take from Collins’ admission reach far beyond sports]

She is intelligent and attractive, but hoping to be with the man of her dreams and then finding out that he is gay in the most nationally public of ways is devastating for absolutely anyone.

“It’s very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him,” Moos told TMZ.

“This is all hard to understand,” she said. “I care about (Jason) tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out.”

How many crazy ex-girlfriends and boyfriends have we all heard about in our lives? Moos is handling both this new personal bombshell and the subsequent (and, again, completely unexpected) national attention, with grace and aplomb.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a peek at one of her workout videos.

h/t: Busted Coverage