Some rather personal news has been revealed about one of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress that, unfortunately, will likely be made political and weaponized against them.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was the recipient on Wednesday of divorce papers that had been filed in court on Tuesday by her husband, Perry Greene, the Washington Examiner reported.
Divorce papers filed and served
The couple had reportedly already been separated for some time, but that split will now be formalized by the eventual divorce proceedings.
The Hill reported that Perry Greene filed for divorce in Floyd County Superior Court in Georgia on Tuesday due to the fact that the marriage was “irretrievably broken” and called for an equal division of the couple’s assets and debts.
The filing further requested that the divorce proceedings be sealed, given that “sensitive personal and financial information” would likely be revealed that “would negatively impact the parties’ privacy interests,” and that “the parties’ significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public’s minuscule interest in access to said records.”
The formal split appears to be on good terms
“Marriage is a wonderful thing and I’m a firm believer in it,” Rep. Greene said in a statement, according to The Hill. “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. I’ll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children,” she added with regard to the “private and personal” matter that has nevertheless been made public.
As for her husband, he seemed to indicate in a statement of his own that the divorce was on good terms and stated that his soon-to-be ex-wife was and would remain his “best friend.”
“Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom!” Greene said, according to People magazine.
“Our family is our most important thing we have done,” he added, per The Hill. “As we go on different paths we will continue to focus on our 3 incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship.”
What will happen to the “G” in “MTG”?
The couple first met while in college and got married shortly thereafter in 1995, and went on to raise three children to adulthood over the course of their 27-year marriage.
People magazine noted that it remained unclear at this time if Rep. Greene, who is well known by her “MTG” initials, will drop the “Greene” from her name once the divorce is finalized