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Ex-Wife of Newt Gingrich Exposes Hypocrisy of Presidential Candidate’s Moral Character

By Nottage and Ward on January 31, 2012

Newt Gingrich is a Presidential Candidate in the race to become the Republican Party Presidential Nominee. However, discrepancies between the persona he presents to voters and the person he actually is, as described in detail by his second ex-wife, may put a stop to his White House aspirations. Marianne Gingrich told ABC News that Newt Gingrich “lacks the moral character to serve as President.”

In November 2011, the possibility that Newt Gingrich’s affairs and divorces may hurt his chances for the White House, were well publicized. Now, the public has even more information concerning his personal exploits because his second ex-wife wants voters to know Gingrich as she knows him, in summation, a hypocrite.

According to the former Mrs. Gingrich, the politician’s campaign positions on the importance of family values and the sanctity of marriage do not align with his behavior during their 18-year marriage. Newt Gingrich wanted an “open marriage” in order to have both a wife and a mistress. Marianne Gingrich refused, but this did not stop her husband from having a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, who is his current wife. She made a point to remind the public that this affair was going on at the same time Newt Gingrich condemned President Bill Clinton for his supposed lack of moral leadership.

Newt Gingrich made the decision to divorce Marianne just months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Additionally, he divorced his first wife while she was receiving cancer treatment.

It is inevitable that voters will judge politicians based on a variety of factors, not only their positions on relevant public matters, but also how they conduct themselves in their personal life. Marriage, divorce, and everything in between play a role in the success of a politician, whether he or she likes it or not.

Celebrity relationships are, unfortunately, public, which makes it difficult for a troubled couple to work through their problems. When the celebrities are politicians, however, not only are their personal relationships subject to public scrutiny, but also part of their success. A politician’s personal life has the potential to end a career.

If you are considering divorce in Illinois, but require the utmost discretion, the experienced high-profile divorce lawyers in Chicago at Nottage and Ward can help. Confidentiality for high-profile clients is our top priority. To find out more, contact us today at (312) 332-2915 for a consultation.

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