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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce, saying in court docs that marriage was 'irretrievably broken'

Business Insider logo Business Insider 9/29/2022 insider@insider.com (Cheryl Teh,Lloyd Lee)
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  • Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband has filed a petition for divorce.
  • Perry Greene filed his divorce petition on Wednesday in Georgia's Floyd County.
  • Perry Greene's divorce petition indicated that their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband, Perry Greene, filed for divorce Wednesday.

According to court documents seen by Insider, Perry Greene and the conservative congresswoman have been married for just over 27 years. In his petition, Perry Greene wrote that he and the congresswoman had been in a "bona-fide state of separation" before he filed the papers in Georgia's Floyd County.

He added that their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

He also asked that the divorce be filed under seal, saying "the record will contain sensitive personal and financial information, the public disclosure of which would negatively impact the parties' privacy interests."

Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to court filings, acknowledged receipt of the divorce petition Wednesday.

When contacted for comment, the congresswoman's representatives told Insider the divorce was a "private and personal matter."

"Marriage is a wonderful thing and I'm a firm believer in it," the congresswoman said in a statement. "Our society is formed by a husband and wife creating a family to nurture and protect. Together, Perry and I formed our family and raised three great kids. He gave me the best job title you can ever earn: Mom. I'll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children."

Perry Greene told Insider the congresswoman was his "best friend for the last 29 years" and an "amazing mom."

"Our family is our most important thing we have done," he said. "As we go on different paths we will continue to focus on our three incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship."

An insider analysis of the the Greenes' financial holdings indicate Marjorie Taylor Greene and Perry Greene have significant wealth and jointly own numerous stocks, which could add complexity to their divorce proceedings.

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