In an incredibly moving Facebook post, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert has described being in a relationship with a woman — her best friend, Rayya Elias.

Tragically, the bestselling writer also told readers about Elias’s cancer diagnosis, making the status, written Tuesday, heartbreaking as well as uplifting.

Gilbert admitted that Elias was the reason she broke up with her husband José Nunes (Felipe in Eat, Pray Love) and detailed that the realisation of her love for Elias only dawned on her once Elias’s diagnosis of pancreatic and liver cancer was revealed. Read more…

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‘Eat Pray Love’ author comes out on Facebook after partner’s cancer diagnosis