Dina Matos

Former First Lady of New Jersey
Born Nov 5, 1966

Dina Matos is the former First Lady of New Jersey. She served as first lady during the administration of her then-husband, Gov. James McGreevey. In advance of an expected lawsuit, Gov. McGreevey, with Matos at his side, revealed at an August 2004 press conference that he had had an affair with a man and was resigning from office. Matos and McGreevey separated in October 2004. A divorce was granted following a trial on August 8, 2008.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dina Matos.


1966 Birth Born in 1966.


1984 18 Years Old After graduating from East Side High School, she enrolled at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in 1984. … Read More


1991 25 Years Old Although she was enrolled until 1991, she never graduated. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old Matos met James E. McGreevey in 1996, while he was mayor of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, and they began dating the following year, shortly after he lost his first bid for governor to Christie Whitman. McGreevey had separated from his first wife, Kari Schutz, in 1995 and was divorced in 1997. They married October 7, 2000.
2001 35 Years Old Together they have a daughter, Jacqueline Matos McGreevey, born prematurely on December 7, 2001 after Matos had been hospitalized for six weeks.
Matos speaks fluent Portuguese and has worked to obtain green cards and naturalization for Portuguese immigrants. In June 2004, she was grand marshal of the Portugal Day parade in Newark.


Matos announced in January 2007 that she was writing a book, "Silent Partner", to end media speculation on her life. … Read More
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