Dillon Passage, the latest husband of Tiger King Joe Exotic has broken his silence since the release of the Netflix documentary, and confirmed that he is still married to Exotic, and says he's "really excited" about the hysteria surrounding the doc.
We are still married," Passage told Variety.
"I wasn't just going to abandon him when he needed help because he was there for me," Passage explained. "I felt it was only right to stand by him and not judge him for the circumstance because I understood his relationship with Carole. It was a very negative kind of thing and he was in a dark place when all of this stuff occurred. He just needed support so I was just going to stand next to him."
Following the show, Exotic was slammed by viewers after seemingly preying on straight, teenage men addicted to drugs and allegedly maintaining their drug habits in return for marrying him.
Passage admitted that he was addicted to pills when he met Exotic, but says that his husband helped him to get sober.
"Joe helped me get healthy again, get me in the right mental state," he told the publication. "I felt alone. I felt like there was going to be nobody there for me. Joe made me feel like there was reason to be alive."
Watch the interview below.