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Ed Smart is no stranger to the spotlight. In 2002 he and his wife Lois suffered every parent’s worst nightmare when their daughter Elizabeth was abducted. Yet fully 17 years after she was rescued, Ed found himself the subject of public scrutiny once again after he made a surprising revelation about his sexuality.

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Lois and Ed Smart became household names in the most unimaginable of circumstances. In the summer of 2002 their 14-year-old daughter was snatched from their home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Federal Heights. Elizabeth Smart had been in the bedroom she shared with Mary Katherine, her younger sibling, at the time.

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