Gary From Chicago
“Gary from Chicago” and his fiancée, Vickie Vines, stole the Oscars on Sunday night when they were unknowingly ushered into the biggest night in Hollywood.
What many didn’t know was Gary Alan Coe had just been released from a California prison three days before the Oscars.
Gary had served 20 years in prison for multiple felonies including attempted rape. While incarcerated, he found religion and Vickie.
In an exclusive interview with ABC 7 Chicago, Gary talked about life after prison and change.
Change is possible. It’s a sad day to be in prison for 20 years and not be able to be a dad, granddad to your children.
You know what my son told me today, man, and I almost come to tears. He said he’s proud of me. So to hear your children say that they’re proud of me means the world to me
Watch “Gary from Chicago” and Vickie’s moment in the spotlight below.
Gary Alan Coe was scheduled to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday. But, after they learned about his past they scrapped it.
Gary from Chicago! We’ve got you covered if you want to come to a game! #Oscars
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 27, 2017
— Gino’s East (@ginoseast) February 27, 2017
I wonder if the Bulls and Gino’s are going to recind their offers as well….