It appears that at least one high-profile marriage has become a casualty of the national divide in the GOP over Donald Trump.
Kellyanne and George Conway are reportedly divorcing after 22 years of marriage and four children, according to PageSix.
The couple has been on opposite sides of the politics surrounding Trump since 2016, when Kellyanne became his campaign manager while George formed the Lincoln Project, a nonprofit aimed at keeping Trump out of the White House.
After the election, Kellyanne then became White House counsel while George continued to attack Trump at every opportunity.
Animosity took a toll
When Trump tweeted about George, “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!” Kellyanne defended the comments as Trump’s way of “punching back” after George said Trump was “mentally ill.”
Some marriages can survive political differences, but the animosity apparently took a toll on theirs.
In her 2022 memoir Here’s the Deal, Kellyanne Conway called George’s political attacks on Trump “cheating by tweeting,” and said that his “daily deluge of insults violated our marriage vows to ‘love, honor, and cherish’ each other.”
As far back as 2020, the Conways knew there was trouble when their daughter Claudia, a prominent influencer on social media, commented that she wanted to be emancipated from her parents because of the conflict in the household.
At that point, both Conways quit their positions to focus on the children, but it seems the damage to their marriage was irreparable.
Both Conways have reportedly hired divorce lawyers to navigate the process.
Trump congratulated Kellyanne Conway and continued to insult George in a Truth Social post on Friday after the news of the divorce broke.
“Congratulations to Kellyanne Conway on her DIVORCE from her wacko husband, Mr. Kellyanne Conway,” he wrote. “Free at last, she has finally gotten rid of the disgusting albatross around her neck. She is a great person, and will now be free to lead the kind of life that she deserves…and it will be a great life without the extremely unattractive loser by her side!”
For George’s part, he said in October that he believes Trump will be criminally convicted over the events of January 6, 2021, when a few thousand purported supporters of Trump breached the Capitol Building for several hours.
“In all likelihood, he will be convicted of multiple felonies. I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a perp walk, but I don’t think it’s a fantasy either,” George Conway told Salon at the time.