Al Reynolds had stars in his eyes when he fell for Star Jones.
That's what the former Wall Street exec wants the world to know in the wake of last month's announcement by his estranged wife that she is seeking a divorce.
"I know in my heart that I entered my marriage with love and the best of intentions and leave it with great sadness that it didn't work," the 37-year-old Reynolds says in a wrenching post on his MySpace page.
He also blasted media coverage of the split, saying it felt like "Dump on Al Month."
"If you think you are having a tough day, may I propose you walk in my shoes for a few hours," he writes. "I have been called a gigolo, a freeloader, unemployed, a sham and many other things that don't bear repeating. People on television, radio and the Internet have spoken disparagingly of my life, sexuality, my career and my integrity.
"What I want people to know is that I am not the caricature portrayed by the media. I am complex, contradictory and capable of great intelligence but also remarkable stupidity. In other words...don’t label me. Instead, JUST GET TO KNOW ME. And if you see me, just call me Al."