Well this is certainly a ripe little gossip story—-Remember Carrie Prejean, disgraced anti-gay marriage pageant broad and perhaps the most wind-maligned person in all of human history? Well, Star is claiming that Prejean's mother is a SECRET LESBIAN!

Star reported today that Prejean's mother, Francine Coppola (Of the Francis Ford Coppola's?!?!?!), has been secretly indulging in the sapphic love arts for years!

Openly gay sales rep Valerie Vetrano tells Star exclusively, "Yes, Francine and I dated."

However, the affair was doomed, says a source. "Francine explained how she was a Christian and that her loved ones would never accept her if she were gay," the friend says. When Valerie asked her what would happen if she told her daughter Carrie about the two of them, Francine responded, "Carrie would never believe it!"

According to the friend, Francine's family knew nothing of her affair, although during her 1996 divorce from Carrie's father, Wil Prejean, both parties made gay allegations against the other.

Star promises more on this in their upcoming issue, including photos from the night Francine picked up Valerie at "lesbian night" at a California bar. Now how long before we learn that Carrie's dad was sucking off the local preacher at prayer retreats? I mean, can't you just feel that one coming?

Miss California Shocker: Mom's Gay Affair [Star]