The same partner said Willis would never cheat on him because he has a disability."That was wrong," says Willis, his solemn expression giving way to a smirk, "because I did cheat on him."Despite this passing flash of glee, the pain of these remarks colours Willis's present – with both sex and dating.
He asked his current girlfriend, "Does it matter that I ask you to carry the pint when we're in the pub or that I ask you to pick something up for me? " He describes a recent night out at Legends, the Brighton gay club, when a circle of men formed around him and a friend, cruising them.
The fact I'm disabled doesn't mean I can't also be a fucking arsehole sometimes." Wider acts of societal caregiving – the kind that is needed and wanted – however, are under threat, he says.
A couple of weeks later, he says, she was putting the laundry away and asked him, "'Charlie, do you think this is possibly a phase?
Religious people have approached him in the street and said, "You're disabled because you're atoning for previous sins so you can be in heaven in the next [life]."Even the more common, well-meaning attitudes can be exasperating."The very idea that I'm inspiring for being able to get on a bus or cook a meal is absolute bollocks," he says.
"And the idea that disabled people have to be thankful for the treatment they received, regardless of if it's 'Please let me help you off the train' or 'You know there's a lift, right? People are surprised when I'm agitated; they feel like I have to be nice to them.
A couple of weeks ago, 44 year old gospel singer Israel Houghton admitted on his Facebook page that his infidelity led to the breakup of his over 20 year marriage. It has been revealed exclusively by TMZ that Israel is in a new relationship with non-other than singer and TV host Adrienne Bailon.
Adrienne Bailon, who is also Rob Kardashian’s ex-girlfriend, was recently engaged to her boyfriend of 6 years Lenny Santiago but in September 2015 they announced that they had called off their relationship.