It's certainly true Jim was a conflicted man, whose personal behavior did not always match his professed ideals. We see that a lot in public figures even today. The difference, I think, is that Reeves had a conscience and this disparity troubled him deeply.
There is ample evidence that Jim Reeves compartmentalized his life and was very secretive about many of his activities, such that friends who thought they knew him well later realized they didn't know him quite as well as they thought they did.
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