Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., usually grabs headlines for her provocative statements, but on Wednesday she made the news for some more personal developments.
Her husband, Perry Greene, is filing for divorce.
The congresswoman confirmed the news in a statement to TMZ.
“Marriage is a wonderful thing and I’m a firm believer in it. Our society is formed by a husband and wife creating a family to nurture and protect. Together, Perry and I formed our family and raised three great kids. He gave me the best job title you can ever earn: Mom,” the congresswoman told TMZ Wednesday.
“I’ll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children.”
Her husband added his own statement.
“Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom! Our family is our most important thing we have done,” Perry told TMZ Wednesday night.
“As we go on different paths we will continue to focus on our 3 incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship.”
The husband petitioned for divorce in Floyd County Superior Court, and he requested privacy.
“The Court should allow all filings to be made under seal in this case because the parties’ significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public’s miniscule [sic] interest in access to said records,” the divorce petition said, according to a copy obtained by Bloomberg News.
The husband’s lawyers asked the court to divide the assets equally, according to The Hill‘s review of the court filing. He reportedly mentioned the couple’s long, ongoing separation and cited an “irretrievably broken” marriage as the grounds for divorce.
Despite her request for privacy, some critics cracked jokes about the congresswoman being “divorced from reality.”
The couple married in August 1995 during Greene’s final year of college. They share three adult children.
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