Dina Matos
Former First Lady of New Jersey
Dina Matos
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.
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Dressed for Distress - Newsweek
Google News - over 5 years
Dina McGreevey, wife of former New Jersey governor James “I'ma gay American” McGreevey, looked very much the neutered political sidekick in a boxy blue suit with pearls. No cloaks of confidence. No power suits. Instead, clothes rendered these women
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POLITICAL MEMO; A New Twist to Wives' Playbook for Sex Scandals
NYTimes - over 5 years
It has been almost two decades since Hillary Rodham Clinton declared that she was not ''some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.'' It was a striking moment: she was saying that she was not reflexively standing by her man, as previous generations had, but she was standing by him nevertheless. Her proactive loyalty in 1992 was
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A New Twist to Wives' Playbook for Sex Scandals - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
Dina McGreevey was there for her husband, Gov. James E. McGreevey of New Jersey, in 2004. Her proactive loyalty in 1992 was credited with rescuing Gov. Bill Clinton's presidential campaign after he admitted “causing pain” in his marriage
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Gotta Watch: How wives handle political sex scandals - CNN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dina McGreevey - As Dina McGreevey silently stood next to her husband at a 2004 news conference, not only did she have to watch him confess to a career-ending extramarital affair, but she also listened as then-New Jersey Gov
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Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin: Political wives increasingly skip the ... - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dina McGreevey, in a demure, powder blue suit, stood close as Jim announced to the world he was gay. Silda and Eliot Spitzer in 2008. (Stephen Chernin/AP - ASSOCIATED PRESS) Even Hillary Rodham Clinton did it, appearing on “60 Minutes” saving his 1992
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Maria Shriver Won't Go Into Hiding, Says Friend - The Daily Blabber from iVillage
Google News - almost 6 years
Since then, we've seen so many political wives standing silently beside their cheating husbands at press conferences (Silda Spitzer, Elizabeth Edwards, Dina McGreevey) that it's practically a cliché. And that is emphatically not what Maria Shriver has
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Political Wives' 'Tipper Point' Is Way Too Late - TrustLaw
Google News - almost 6 years
Dina McGreevey's husband, Jim McGreevey, resigned as governor of New Jersey after he disclosed an affair with a man. Yes, she stood there by his side. But they too later divorced. If women stand up sooner it could help women who try to speak up about
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Political breakups - Washington Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Dina McGreevey, and her husband, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, seen in 2004, entered into an acrimonious divorce after the governor admitted to an extramarital affair with a male staffer. The revelation stunned the state and led McGreevey to resign
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 40
    Gayle King interviewed Matos in the June 2007 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine.
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    On May 2, 2007, she appeared on ABC's Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and stated:
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    On May 1, 2007, the day of the book's release, Matos broke her silence and spoke on The Oprah Winfrey Show promoting her book.
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    Matos announced in January 2007 that she was writing a book, "Silent Partner", to end media speculation on her life.
    More Details Hide Details In the book, Matos wrote that she would never have married McGreevey if she had known he was gay, nor would she have "allowed a gay man to father my child," referring to their six-year-old daughter.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 37
    In October 2004, Dina Matos McGreevey purchased a three-bedroom, red brick ranch home in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey
    More Details Hide Details The Matos and McGreevey divorce and custody battle gained much media attention in New Jersey because McGreevey wanted full custody. Matos wanted $600,000 plus alimony. She was denied alimony. The trial to end their 3½-year separation started on May 6, 2008. Jim asked the court for equal custody of their 8-year-old daughter. Matos McGreevey demanded $600,000 compensation. McGreevey received joint custody, and pays child support. They will also be using a parenting coordinator.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Matos is the daughter of Maria and Ricardo Matos. They moved to the United States from Portugal when she was still young and settled in the heavily Portuguese Ironbound section of Newark. Maria worked in a gift shop and Ricardo worked for the railroad.
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 34
    Together they have a daughter, Jacqueline Matos McGreevey, born prematurely on December 7, 2001 after Matos had been hospitalized for six weeks.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 24
    Although she was enrolled until 1991, she never graduated.
    More Details Hide Details Dina is a former manager of Public and Professional Relations at Saint James Hospital, and Executive Director of the Columbus Hospital Foundation in Newark, New Jersey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 17
    After graduating from East Side High School, she enrolled at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details She majored in political science, but also worked as a secretary while in college.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born in 1966.
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