Gingrich Announces Divorce from Third Wife, Credits NY Gay Marriage Law for Split
WASHINGTON – In light of New York’s gay marriage law, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has announced that he will be seeking a divorce from his wife, furthering the string of bad news emanating from his campaign.
Gingrich, who formerly served as the Speaker of the House, has suffered a number of set backs since announcing his presidential candidacy a month ago, culminating in a mass departure of his top staff only three weeks into his campaign.
This is not the first time Gingrich has encountered marital difficulties. He has been divorced two times before, and began having a relationship with his current wife while married to his second wife.
In announcing his intent to divorce his wife, Callista, Mr. Gingrich cited the recent legalization of same sex marriage in New York State. “I cannot, in good conscience, remain married while that institution is buried asunder by the most insidious and gargantuan threat in its history. This is a shocking and fundamental change to our culture, driven by the leftist secular-socialist machine,” said Mr. Gingrich in a statement provided to the press.
Sources that are personally close to Callista paint a different picture, however. They claim that she is the one pushing for a divorce, motivated by the poor performance of his campaign. “She really wanted to be the First Lady. Why else would she have that hair?” said a friend.
Mr. Gingrich will take some time off of his campaign to console himself over the split. He will use the time to produce a documentary on the importance of marriage, to be available on DVD through his website for only $19.95.
By David Epstein