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In August 2004, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey held a news conference to resign from office—and his words shocked the nation. "My truth is that I am a gay American," he said at the conference. "I ask the forgiveness and the grace of my wife. … She has been extraordinary throughout this ordeal, and I am blessed by virtue of her love and strength."

People were stunned not only by what Jim said, but also by the fact that his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, stood smiling by his side. Since her husband's resignation, Dina has maintained her silence—until now. In her new book, Silent Partner, Dina offers her side of the story.

"For three years, people have been wondering what the real story is and how I felt that day and how I could be up there. And for the past three years, people have been making up their own stories about who they think I am, why I was there," Dina says. "And I thought it was time to tell my own story."
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FROM: Dina McGreevey, Estranged Wife of the Gay Governor
Published on January 01, 2006

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