McGreevey’s Estranged Wife To Take Her Turn On Oprah

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY – Former Gov. James E. McGreevey’s estranged wife will take her turn telling tales of life with the closeted gay politician on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Dina Matos McGreevey’s appearance on May 1 will coincide with the release her memoir, “Silent Partner,” published by Hyperion.
Hyperion spokeswoman Beth Gebhard confirmed Matos McGreevey’s upcoming chat with Oprah, as well as two-part “Good Morning America” exclusive on May 2 and May 3. The scheduled Oprah appearance was first reported Wednesday in The Star-Ledger of Newark.
Matos McGreevey’s book follows by less than a year the splashy confessional written by her husband. His tell-all detailed his rapid political rise as a closeted gay man and his spectacular fall after being threatened with blackmail by a former male lover.
He kicked off his national book tour with an appearance on Oprah last September.
On the program, he shocked the studio audience by telling of an affair with a male aid that he said began while his wife was in the hospital recovering from the difficult birth of their child, now 5.
McGreevey recently filed for divorce, and has asked the judge for custody of their daughter and accompanying child support.
Matos McGreevey has never spoken publicly about her role as the gay governor’s wife. Neither she nor her lawyer returned calls or e-mail requests for comment on Wednesday.
McGreevey also did not return a message for comment.
Matos McGreevey is remembered for the dazed look on her face and pasted-on smile she wore while standing beside her husband as he told the world he was “a gay American” in August 2004.
McGreevey now lives in Plainfield with his partner, Australian money manager Mark O’Donnell. Matos McGreevey lives in nearby Springfield with their daughter, Jacqueline.
from Newsday

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