5 of 12
Gayle, Ted's wife of 30 years, heard about the accusations against her husband the same way everyone else did—during the interview Mike Jones gave on the radio in November 2006. She says she laughed when she heard what Mike was accusing her husband of—especially the drug aspect—because it seemed so far-fetched.

"I thought, '[Mike] obviously does not know my husband,' because my husband didn't drink alcohol, didn't smoke cigarettes. Not even in high school did he tamper with any kind of drugs," she says.

Earlier in their marriage, Gayle says Ted had told her that he struggled with homosexual thoughts, but now—decades into their marriage and five children later—she assumed he had those thoughts under control. After the radio interview aired, Gayle and Ted went to their attorney's office, where Ted told her the unthinkable. "He said, 'Gayle, part of this is true.' And the first words out of my mouth were: 'Who are you?'" Gayle says.

Keep Reading
PREVIOUS | NEXT
FROM: Evangelist Ted Haggard, His Wife and the Gay Sex Scandal
Published on June 30, 2009

NEXT STORY

Next Story

Comment

LONG FORM
ONE WORD