The Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband, Perry Greene, filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court documents posted online.
The petition, filed in court in Floyd County, Georgia, said the marriage was “irretrievably broken” and indicated that the couple, who have been married for 27 years, had been separated for some time.
In a statement to HuffPost through a spokesperson, the extremist lawmaker said: “Marriage is a wonderful thing and I firmly believe in it. Our society is formed by a man and a wife creating a family to nurture and protect . Together, Perry and I raised our family and raised three amazing children. He gave me the best job title you could ever earn: Mom. I will always be grateful for what a great father he is to our children. This is a private and personal matter and I ask the media to respect our privacy at this time.”
Rep. Greene’s spokesman also provided a statement from Perry Greene.
“Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mother!” it said. “Our family is our most important thing we’ve done. As we go our separate ways, we will continue to focus on our 3 incredible children and their future endeavors and our friendship.”
Greene was elected to Congress in 2020. She has since gained national prominence for her inflammatory rhetoric, fierce support for Donald Trump and embrace of conspiracy theories. Prior to her election, she helped run a family building business with her husband.