UPDATE as of 12/3/11 – Vanessa Long has again changed her mind and she is continuing with the divorce proceedings. Keep this woman in prayer. As a human being, my heart goes out to her. LINK
I was out and about today when I suddenly started receiving emails from Hicktowners. First group of emails said that Vanessa Long had filed for divorce. Second group said that she had withdrawn her petition.
Where is Diva when you need her? In the past she would help me out with these articles and if I could not get to the computer, she would post the article for me. But she enrolled in grad school and got out of the groove, so …….. ya’ll only have me to wait on. Sorry I am late getting to this! Where are you, Diva???
…her petition for divorce filed late Thursday afternoon in DeKalb County civil court, Vanessa Long said her 21-year marriage to New Birth Missionary Baptist pastor Bishop Eddie Long was “irretrievably broken,” adding there was “no hope of reconciliation.”
Vanessa and Eddie Long, the beleaguered pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, have been married for more than two decades.
Less than 24 hours later, Long announced, “upon prayerful reflection,” she was withdrawing the divorce petition.
“I love my husband,” she said in a statement released Friday afternoon. “I believe in him and admire his strength and courage.”
Vanessa Long, a New Birth elder, said her decision to seek a divorce was driven by “years of attacks in the media that frustrated and overwhelmed me.”
It’s unclear whether the couple, who have two adult children, will once again share living quarters. In Thursday’s filing Vanessa Long, 53, acknowledged the couple had been in a “state of separation.”
Hicktowner, MoKelly reported on this separation a looooong time ago. However, they denied that there was a separation. But Mo had some inside information so I knew he had posted accurate information.
Why the farce?
We will never know what all is going on in that household or what that woman is going through but I will say this.
She would do well to step lightly and carefully in dealing with the “great bishop”.
I’ll tell you why. Several years ago he was on one of his high and mighty trips and was giving a so-called testimony.
In his arrogant way, he boasted about how when his first wife left him, he had planned on killing her and himself. Now he gave that testimony himself. Those were his words, okay?
So I would strongly urge Vanessa to step with caution.
I feel for her. She does not deserve this mess. Imagine what she knows that you and I don’t know. Okay?
This is actually a case where I’d say keep the woman in prayer.
THANKS to all my Hicktowners who kept me up to date on this today.