says she's trying to get her groove back. "I'm not
going to end up on the rocking chair by myself," said
McMillan, who filed for divorce from Jonathan Plummer
in January. McMillan, who discusses her marriage and
the breakup in the current issue of The
Advocate, has said that she decided to end
her 6 1/2 years of marriage to Plummer, 31, after learning
that he is gay. The revelation led her to conclude
that Plummer, whom she met at a Jamaican resort a
decade ago, married her only to get U.S. citizenship,
McMillan has said.
her to write How Stella Got Her Groove Back,
the 1996 novel that chronicled the romantic adventures
of a 40-something woman who falls for a guy half her age.
Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs starred in the 1998 film
based on the book. McMillan, 54, said that during a
recent trip to New York City she dressed up and "felt
beautiful and sexy."
"I just got back
from Los Angeles where a group of women had a belated
party for me," she said. "Guess what? Life does go on. My
life is already continuing." McMillan is scheduled to speak
Friday at the Miami Book Fair International. (AP)