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The TRUTH about Newt Gingrich and Jackie Battley, wife number one. Who filed for divorce? When did Jackie know he wanted a divorce? Did he come into her hospital room at all? In Jackie's words

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/11/28 01:31:38



Newt met Jackie when he was in high school when Jackie was his geometry
teacher. Newt and Jackie secretly dated until their wedding.

Wedding Date:


Jackie and Newt were married on June 19, 1962 while Newt was still in
college. Newt was 19 years old and Jackie was 26 years old when they
married. Newt's family boycotted the wedding because they thought Jackie
was too old for him.

"Gingrich had a crush on his high school geometry teacher,
Jackie Battley, and vowed to his high school friends that he would marry
her. He made good on his intentions. He was a teenage student at Emory
University in Atlanta, where Battley had taken a college teaching
position, when he married her."

Source: Monica M. Ekman. "Ten Things You Didn't Know About Newt Gingrich." USNews.com. 2/23/2007.

Gail Sheehy: "One of his first independent acts was to escape the
totalitarian regime of his stepfather's home. He chose a path that women
have used for generations: he made a jailbreak marriage, attaching
himself at the tender age of 19 to his high-school geometry teacher,
Jackie Battley -- a buxom blonde seven years his senior."

Source: Gail Sheehy. "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Vanity Fair. 9/1995. Pbs.org.



Children:


Newt and Jackie have two daughters.
  • Linda Kathleen "Kathy" Gingrich Lubbers: Born in 1963.
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Sue Gingrich Cushman: Born in 1966.

Occupations:


Occupations
Jackie Battley: Teacher.

Newt Gingrich: Fox News political analyst, politician, Republican
Speaker of the US House of Representatives during 1995-1999, author,
producer, public speaker.



Battley/Gingrich Divorce:



During April 1980, Newt and Jackie separated. They divorced in February 1981.
"The most notorious incident in Gingrich's
marriage ... was when he cornered Jackie in her hospital room where she
was recovering from uterine cancer surgery and insisted on discussing
the terms of the divorce he was seeking. Shortly after that infamous
encounter, Gingrich refused to pay his alimony and child-support
payments. The First Baptist Church in his hometown had to take up a
collection to support the family Gingrich had deserted.
Six months after divorcing Jackie, Gingrich married a younger woman,
Marianne, with whom he had been having an affair."

Source: Stephen Talbot. "Newt's Glass House." Salon.com. 8/28/1998.


Quotes About the Marriage of Newt Gingrich and Jackie Battley:



Newt: "I was married very young and had my first daughter when I was
very young, in fact at the end of my freshman year in college. And after
a period of time, about 18 years, things just didn't work out."

Source: Jake Tapper. "Gingrich Admits to Affair During Clinton Impeachment." ABCNews.go.com. 3/09/2007.

Gail Sheehy: "He was her [Jackie's] little boy," says Kit. Says Mary
Kahn, "He saw a nurturing, mothering kind of person that he needed, and
she finished raising him ... She certainly seemed to love him. But I
don't think he was capable at the time of loving anybody more than he
loved himself." Bob Gingrich boycotted his stepson's wedding ..."

Source: Gail Sheehy. "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Vanity Fair. 9/1995. Pbs.org.



Dolores Adamson, Gingrich's district administrator from 1978 to 1983:
"Jackie put him all the way through school. All the way through the
P.h.D ... He didn't work. Personal funds have never meant anything to
him. He's worse than a six-year-old trying to keep his bank balance ...
Jackie did that."

Source: Gail Sheehy. "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Vanity Fair. 9/1995. Pbs.org.



Dot Crews: "It was common knowledge that Newt was involved with other
women during his marriage to Jackie. Maybe not on the level of John
Kennedy. But he had girlfriends -- some serious, some trivial."

Source: Gail Sheehy. "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Vanity Fair. 9/1995. Pbs.org.



Newt on why he wanted a divorce from Jackie: "She's not young enough
or pretty enough to be the wife of a President. And besides, she has
cancer."

Source: Katharine Q. Seelye. "Gingrich's Life: The Complications and Ideals." NYTimes.com 11/24/1994.



Peter Boyer: "She [Jackie] says that Gingrich walked out on her in
the spring of 1980. That fall, while she was in the hospital recovering
from surgery for uterine cancer, he appeared at her bedside with a
yellow legal pad outlining the details for their divorce."

Source: Peter J. Boyer. "Good Newt, Bad Newt." Pbs.org. Vanity Fair. 7/1989.



"[Floyd] Hoskins believes the couple never transcended the original teacher-student relationship."

"Gingrich." The New Mexican. 11/27/1994. pg. D-2.



Jackie: "He can say that we had been talking about it [divorce] for
10 years, but the truth is that it came as a complete surprise."

Source: Gail Sheehy. "The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich." Vanity Fair. 9/1995. Pbs.org.



Katharine Seelye: "Jackie Gingrich filed court papers saying he had
not provided reasonable support for her living expenses and that some of
her accounts were "two or three months past due." Some of her friends
took up an informal collection on her behalf."

Source: Katharine Q. Seelye. "Gingrich's Life: The Complications and Ideals." NYTimes.com 11/24/1994.



Newt: "And I think that literally was the crisis I came to. I guess I
look back on it a little bit like somebody who's in Alcoholics
Anonymous. It was a very, very bad period of my life, and it had been
getting steadily worse. I ultimately wound up at a point where probably
suicide or going insane or divorce were the last three options."

Source: Katharine Q. Seelye. "Gingrich's Life: The Complications and Ideals." NYTimes.com 11/24/1994.



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  • Fannie 2011/11/28 03:03:09 (edited)
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    He's schizo when it comes to women, his current wife has to wear a helmet.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Fannie 2011/11/28 03:23:54
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    I wonder what Calista looks like without so much makeup plastered on her face. Can you imagine that hussy as 1st Lady? The thought makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

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