When A Sistah Misses The Signs: Famous Women Who Married Down-Low Men And Didn’t Know It (And A Few Who Did)

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Dina Matos

There’s nothing worse than finding out your husband is actually gay than to learn so in the midst of a public scandal. That’s exactly what happened to Dina McGreevey, born Dina Matos, the former first lady to former New Jersey governor, James McGreevey. The governor found himself in a flurry of mess when it was found out that he was having an affair with a man, and he decided to resign from office in 2004. Like many women betrayed by their public official husbands, Matos stood by him during his press conference announcement about resigning. But boy oh boy did she run for the hills after the fact. Their divorce was messy, as she tried to get alimony (but was denied), and after the fact, she wrote a book about her life, where she made it clear that had she actually known McGreevey was gay, she wouldn’t have married him and definitely wouldn’t have had a child with him. To promote the book, she even went on Oprah, where she said their whole relationship, and McGreevey as a person, was “choreographed.”

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