On 27 September 2010 the two sat together with talk show host Oprah Winfrey to discuss their post-divorce relationship and partial reconciliation; both acknowledged that he fulfilled the role of boyfriend and husband before his coming-out although McMillan stated that "he's not my BFF". McMillan's novel Disappearing Acts was subsequently produced as a direct-to-cable feature starring Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan. She also wrote the best seller A Day Late and a Dollar Short.
 She achieved national attention in 1992 with her third novel Waiting to Exhale which remained on The New York Times bestseller list for many months. She also wrote the best seller A Day Late and a Dollar Short. The Interruption of Everything was publiTerry McMilland on July 19 2005.