Well…I know many of you are thinking, “What took her so long?” But yesterday, Vanessa Long released a statement to the media saying she’s filing for divorce from her husband, Bishop Eddie Long.
“After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011,” Mrs. Long wrote.
Last year, four young men came forward accusing Bishop Long of engaging in a sexual relationship with them. Since the story broke, the megachurch pastor has repeatedly asserted his innocence, but many have continued doubts about the situation. After the men sued Bishop Long in court, he later settled, but the lawsuits were dismissed in May.
Despite Bishop Long’s innocence claims, it seems like his wife has had enough.
Mrs. Long wrote, “It is my sincere hope that this matter can be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously and fairly. I ask that you respect my privacy and that of my family, as my attorneys and I have agreed that we will not try this case in the media, and I do not intend to make any further statements concerning this matter.”
The couple has been married since 1990 and have three children together.
Atlanta news station Fox 5 is reporting that Mrs. Long has changed her mind, just a day after filing for divorce.
FOX 5 News received a statement from Vanessa Long that states “upon prayerful reflection, I have reconsidered and plan to withdraw my petition for divorce from my husband, Bishop Eddie L. Long. I love my husband. I believe in my him and admire his strength, and courage. My filing followed years of attacks in the media that frustrated and overwhelmed me. I love my family and church family, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Therefore, my husband and I have mutually agreed to find healing from these attacks.”
So…I guess they’re not getting divorced? Stay tuned!
Well, I told you to stay tuned, and sure enough, just six hours after calling off divorce proceedings, Mrs. Long released yet another statement saying the divorce is back on.
“Mrs. Long continues to hope that this matter may be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously and fairly; however, she has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time,” Kilpatrick Townsend partner Michael W. Tyler said in a prepared statement.
“To avoid any undue confusion, Mrs. Long’s future statements, if any, will be issued through her attorneys,” he said. A spokesman for Kilpatrick Townsend refused further comment.
Anybody else starting to feel dizzy?