Elizabeth Smart’s Father Comes Out as Gay on Facebook

edie smart the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is making a surprising revelation the 64 year old married father of six is coming out as gay in an open letter on Facebook he writes I have recently acknowledged to myself and my family that I am gay finally acknowledging a part of me that I have struggled with most of my life and never wanted to accept Smart has been married to his wife Lois for 33 years I deeply regret the excruciating pain this has caused her hurting her was never my intent court records show Lois smart filed for divorce last month Elizabeth now 31 is the mother of three children she says while I am deeply saddened by their separation nothing could change my love and admiration for them both and smart was thrust into the limelight after his daughter was kidnapped in 2002 at age 14 and held captive for nine months after she was found alive she and her father both became advocates for missing children [Music] you [Music]