Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he’s not going to comment on an interview with his second ex-wife that ABC reportedly plans to air Thursday night, describing the interview as an intrusion into family affairs from more than a decade ago.
The former House speaker and presidential candidate said he has “nothing negative to say” about his ex-wife Marianne, deferring to comments made by his two daughters in a letter to ABC executives. He said they think the interview is “wrong.”
Brian Ross, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent who conducted the interview scheduled to air later Thursday, told WMAL that Marianne Gingrich claims her former husband wanted an “open marriage.”
“He came to her and said, ‘I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Callista, his current wife,” Ross told the station. “According to Marianne, he said ‘You need to share me,’ and she said ‘I don’t want to share,’ and the marriage ended.”