I started this post earlier and was too tired to really delve into things. But I keep getting more and more information about what is actually going on so I am going to give you the shorter version because I have some things to take care of today (Thursday). Back in July of 2013, there was a lot of speculation here about the ring that Andy has worn every day since June 26, 2013 on his right ring finger (many gay married me wear their wedding rings on that finger). At that time, Andy had been traveling a lot with his friend Sean Avery. There was a lot of discussion here about the two of them being more than friends. The ring showing up at the same time they seemed to be doing a LOT of traveling together made everyone a bit suspicious. Sure, Sean was a big bad hockey player. While playing hockey he was accused of mocking another hockey player for having a lisp. He also made derogatory comments about other players dating his sloppy seconds. After a rocky breakup from his hockey career he announced his retirement in 2012 on Watch What Happens Live. Avery continued to date models and supposedly had a model girlfriend, Hilary Rhoda, who was never on any of these trips with Andy, allegedly. Avery is very into fashion, much like Kanye West, and even “interned at Vogue.” He has done some modeling of his own. He is a vocal advocate of gay marriage.
On Tuesday, Page Six reported that two days before Avery was to make his Broadway debut he had major meltdown and stormed off never to return again.
On Monday, Avery left rehearsals early after growing agitated. On Tuesday, Avery’s behavior grew worse. According to Smith-Sloman [author of the play Negative is Positive], when a young assistant stage manager named Natalie asked the athlete-turned-actor if he wanted a slice of pizza, he said no, but somehow thought the assistant had called him an “a–hole.”
“He said I was ‘talking s–t’ and said I was ‘so full of s–t,’” Natalie, who was left in tears, told us. “That’s when I realized that I was dealing with a madman.”
Next, director Andreas Robertz said Avery told him, “Don’t you know who I am?!” and stormed out. “I think something snapped in him,” said Robertz.
“It’s a complete horror story … Avery had a complete meltdown in rehearsals and quit. He pretty much snapped,” Smith-Sloman told Page Six.
The playwright said she does not want hot-tempered Avery back. “It’s unbelievable he would do this two days before we open. At this point I don’t want him to be a part of this production. He can’t call people pieces of s–t and say, ‘Do you know who I am?’ [He] can’t threaten people.”
Today, rumors are circulating that Avery may have had a drug problem in the past that is resurfacing. According to the rumors, Avery was involved in a same sex one night stand that is about to be outed by the other party. The rumors indicate that Avery is freaking out that his sexuality is once again being called into question. No word on exactly what drug is suspected but it seems to aggravate his hair-trigger temper.
Last time this happened in September, Andy Cohen was asked if they were a couple by TMZ and Andy replied, ” “Sean Avery is STRAIGHT. Do you understand that? So a gay guy and a straight guy should be able to be friends.Listen, I’d be happy if Sean and I were bangin’ … but it’s not [happening].” So that was cleared up.
Within a few weeks of that comment by Andy, Avery proposed to his girlfriend, Hilary. Hilary is a high-demand model who last I checked was in Paris. Their relationship seems to consist of a whole lot of social media interaction between two continents focused on their “true love.” By the way, how do you guys like Kathy Bates as the bearded lady on American Horror Story this season? For some reason her character just popped into my head. Nice beard, yes?
The only thing that is verified is that Sean Avery had a giant meltdown two days before his Broadway premiere and is no longer part of the show. But boy oh boy are the streets talking… I suppose we shall wait and see if someone comes forward to the tabloids in the next few days. Perhaps Andy would be more upset by that than Hilary. What do you think? Gay or European? Last I checked Toronto is not actually IN Europe, but it does sort of have a European feel… if you know what I mean.