Genna Alperin (GA): How has your life been different than what you thought it was gonna to be?
MJ Seide (MS): I thought that my life was probably not one that was gonna be worth living.
There was this hole that I had all of my life because I never thought I'd be able to walk along the beach and hold somebody's hand, because I'm gay.
But, you know, when I fell in love with Mamommy, I knew that she was my soulmate.
Do you know what I mean by that?
MS: I'd never felt that way about anyone before.
And, um, after she had gotten her divorce from Grandpa Jim, she was very upfront with your mom.
She told your mom that she was in love, and it was with a woman.
And that was the first time that anyone was proud to say that they loved me.
That made me the happiest I'd ever been in my life.
And then, when I got to know your Mom and Uncle Justin, I knew that I had hit paradise because I now have a family that I can wrap my arms around.
GA: Is there anything that you've never told me that you wanna tell me now?
MS: You know, you and I talk about most things.
But this is the first time that we've ever talked about the fact that I'm gay.
And I guess what I wanna ask you is, does it embarrass you to have a gay grandma?
GA: No (MS: No) It doesn't really matter (MS: It doesn't) It just matters my relationship with you.
MS: I always tell you how much I love you, but I don't know that you can really understand the depth of it.
Because you're someone that I never thought would be in my life.
And I can't imagine my life without you.
You have always been a child that makes up her own mind.
And I am so, so proud of you.
GA: Well, um.
You're one of my favorite grandmas.
You do, like, a lot of things with me like ride rollercoasters and play poker.
(GA & MS laugh) I don't know what life would be like without you here.
MS: I love you, sweetheart GA: Love you too.