Thursday, January 19, 2012

Newt's ex-wife says GOP candidate wanted 'open marriage'

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM

ABC News has released Brian Ross' much-anticipated sit-down interview with Marianne Gingrich, the former wife of the GOP presidential candidate. And it's a doozy. Ross reports:

In her most provocative comments, the ex-Mrs. Gingrich said Newt sought an "open marriage" arrangement so he could have a mistress and a wife.

She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.

"And I just stared at him and he said, 'Callista doesn't care what I do,'" Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. "He wanted an open marriage and I refused."

Marianne described her "shock" at Gingrich's behavior, including how she says she learned he conducted his affair with Callista "in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington."

The incidents occurred, Gingrich's ex-wife says, while he was knocking former President Bill Clinton for his alleged sexual peccadillos.

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