Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Play the Victim, My Dear Dina Matos McGreevey? Or Modern Day Threes Company In Governor McGreevey's Suite?
Once a month? Once a week? Every night? How often must one have sex to have what’s considered a healthy love life? Some argue that there’s no set number. However, government experts define a "sexless marriage" as one in which couples make love no more than 10 times a year. A 2003 Newsweek magazine study concluded that between 15% and 20% of couples fall into this category. That’s enough for experts to label it an epidemic. Whether former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and his wife Dina met that definition may be subject to debate. But the happy couple is apparently pictured here at his coming out party courtesy of the A.P
As McGreevey and friends begin to kiss and tell, it is beginning to appear that he may be fed up with his wife Dina Matos McGreevey playing the victim. McGreevey alleges that he and his wife used to engage in three-way sex with his ex-aide and driver. Dina Matos McGreevey flat out denies the allegation. But former aide, Teddy Pedersen, told the New York Post he had threesomes with the McGreeveys in the late 1990s during Dina and Jim's courtship. According to Pederson, supposedly the three ways continued after the couple's marriage in 2000. Pedersen allegedly regularly sharing a hotel room with the McGreeveys during out-of-town business trips. (Perhaps they were just trying to hold down the budget?)
Dina Matos McGreevey issued a statement acknowledging that Pedersen had a long "close relationship" with her former husband, but called his sexual claims "completely false."
Who could forget how in August of 2004, Dina stood silently beside her man while he publicly declared himself "a gay American?" McGreevey admitted to having an office-compromising affair with a male staff member. He announced his intention to resign. The couple are now in the process of divorcing.
Jim McGreevey admits, "This happened, this happened in the past, and now, we need to move on with our lives," the former governor said in a written statement. "For all our sakes, particularly our daughter, we need to close this chapter and look toward the future... I still hope Dina and I can resolve our issues privately."
29-year-old Teddy Pedersen also told The Star-Ledger that he had threesomes with the McGreeveys for about two years during their courtship and into their marriage. According to Pedersen, the trysts ended when McGreevey was elected governor in 2001.
With a pending McGreevey divorce, can the Sptizers be far behind?