Tammy Bruce was in her twenties when she had to deal with the grief of losing her partner Brenda Benet.
Bruce, who had always identified as bisexual but chose to identify as a lesbian, was engaged to be married to Benet. Her relationship with the actress, however, did not end happily, and information about her personal life ceased flowing after that.
Bruce worked as Benet’s secretary on Days Of Our Lives. Benet was going through a period of mourning at the time. She had been going through a difficult time following the death of her son and her recent divorce from her ex-husband Bill Bixby.
After a decade of marriage and a child, the actress divorced Bixby in 1979. Then, on March 1, 1981, her son, Christopher Sean Bixby, died of a rare childhood ailment called acute epiglottitis, adding to her grief.
Bruce remained close to Benet during all of this. They began dating again after Benet’s divorce (it was previously rumored that they had dated), and this time they even moved in together in a house in Mandeville Canyon in west Los Angeles.
Their relationship, however, did not endure long. They split up in March 1982 for unexplained reasons, although appeared to be on good terms. Unbeknownst to Bruce, a tragedy would hit her life two weeks later.
Bruce had booked a lunch with Benet for April 7, 1982. When she arrived at Benet’s residence, however, she discovered that Benet had locked herself in the bathroom. She contacted the cops, but by the time they arrived, it was too late. When police arrived, they broke down the door only to discover Benet dead inside. She had killed herself by inflicting a gunshot wound on her head with a.38 caliber bullet.
Bruce was so shaken by the experience that she had a nervous breakdown. She ended up in the hospital for a few days, and Benet’s ex-husband, Bill Bixby, paid all of her hospital fees.
She’d already come out when she was in her twenties
Bruce was born on August 20, 1962, and grew up in a poor family. Growing up without knowing her father was one challenge; rarely seeing her hardworking store clerk mother was another; and finally, growing up with her homosexuality was another.
She realized she was unusual from a young age and boldly identified as a lesbian. Despite being a conservative, she actively became a gay-lesbian activist, organizing marches and lobbying legislators for LGBT and women’s rights, thanks to her understanding of media influence.
Surprisingly, the Northridge native emphasizes that not all conservatives are anti-LGBT. Many conservatives follow the faith and have a different stance on homosexuality than she does, she said in an interview with The Guardian in October 2010. She went on to say that, contrary to popular assumption, conservatives are more understanding.
Conservatives, in my experience, are more tolerant, inquiring, and understanding of individuals who are different from them than I was while I was ensconced in US liberal leadership.
Sources Of Income And Net Worth
Bruce works for Fox Network as a conservative political commentator and TV personality. She has worked in journalism since the 1990s and has been involved in feminist activism since the late 1980s. She is a strong supporter of free speech and the Second Amendment. Beginning in 1990, she served as president of the National Organization for Women for seven years.
Thereafter, the University of Southern California alumna held a nationwide radio show on a talk radio network and shared her political views across multiple platforms. The 58-year-old also became a New York Times bestseller author after writing three books.
‘The New Thought Police,’ ‘The Death of Right and Wrong,’ and ‘The New American Revolution,’ among other works, were written by her. Her work as a best-selling author and an authority on American politics has undoubtedly contributed to her wealth.