After 27 years of marriage, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband has submitted paperwork to begin the divorce process.
Perry Greene, who married the politician in August 1995 at the age of 48, claimed in the divorce petition that he filed in the Georgia Superior Court of Floyd County that his marriage with her was “irretrievably broken” and that the couple had already separated.
The petition also stated that Perry Greene, who shares three children with the controversial lawmaker, asked for an equitable division of assets and debt and that all future filings in the case be sealed in order to protect the couple’s privacy. In addition, the petition stated that Perry Greene wanted an equitable division of assets and debt.
“The Court should allow all filings to be made under seal in this case because the parties’ significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public’s minuscule interest in access to said records,” the motion read.
The Georgia representative asked for privacy in a statement that was shared with People as she and Perry prepare to go through the divorce process over the next few months.
“Marriage is a wonderful thing and I’m a firm believer in it,” she said. “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,” she added.
Along the same lines, Perry also provided a statement regarding his separation from the news organization. In it, he mentioned that starting a family with a politician is the “most important thing we have done.”
“Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom!” he said. “As we go on different paths we will continue to focus on our 3 incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship.”
In addition to this, Perry has requested that the court seal any previous filings in the divorce case as well as any future filings in order to protect the family’s privacy.
When the divorce is finally finalized, it has not been decided whether or not Marjorie will continue to go by the name of representative Greene. Marjorie took Perry’s last name when she turned 21 years old.
Randy Kessler, a well-known divorce attorney based in Atlanta, recently disclosed to People that in the state of Georgia, in order to have an outside party excluded from a divorce case, there must first be a hearing on the request to exclude them.
“If the parties can reach an agreement on their own,” he said, per the outlet, “a final divorce can be granted as quickly as 31 days after the date on which she was served.”
In the meantime, Greene, who currently serves as the representative for the state’s 14th Congressional District, is running for re-election this November.