Newt Gingrich’s second ex-wife told ABC News that the Republican presidential candidate sought an “open marriage” and that his campaign positions do not coincide with what she saw during their 18 years of marriage.
Marianne Gingrich, in her first television interview since the couple’s 1999 divorce, told ABC News that when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.
“And I just stared at him and he said, ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do,'” Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. “He was asking to have an open marriage and I refused…that is not a marriage.”
Marianne Gingrich detailed her “shock” regarding the former House speaker’s behavior and said she learned he conducted his affair with Callista “in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington.”
“He always called me at night,” she told ABC News, “and always ended with ‘I love you.’ Well, she was listening.”
This occurred, according to Marianne Gingrich, during the same time Gingrich condemned President Bill Clinton for his lack of moral leadership. …
Marianne Gingrich’s account of her husband’s infidelity was detailed in an interview with Esquire Magazine in 2010, in which she had scathing words for her former husband, who conducted an extramarital affair with then-congressional aide Callista Bisek during Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings.
In that account, Marianne said Gingrich proposed to Callista before he asked her for a divorce and an end to their 18-year marriage. “He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected,” she said in the interview.
via Ex-wife Claims Gingrich Sought ‘open Marriage,’ Gingrich Calls Allegation False | Fox News.
This is the kind of junk we get, instead of everyone working together to find the best solution to our real problems: fixing the economy, education, promoting world peace, alternative energy, health, etc.