According to court documents acquired by PEOPLE, Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband has filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage to the Georgia lawmaker.
Marjorie and Perry Greene wed in August of 1995, and Perry later stated that their marriage was “irretrievably destroyed.” The divorce petition states that the couple has three children together, all of whom are now adults.
Perry and Marjorie are “in a bona fide state of separation,” as stated in the petition.
Marjorie told the judge that the divorce petition was served on her on Tuesday.
The representation asked for privacy as she and Perry go through their divorce, according to a statement provided to PEOPLE. “I'm a firm believer in marriage,” she declared. “When a man and a woman join together to start a family, they build the foundation of the society they will help shape. Perry and I started a family and successfully raised three wonderful children together.”
She went on to say “He bestowed upon me the most prestigious title imaginable upon me: Mom. For being such a wonderful father to our kids, I will be always grateful to him.”
As Perry put it, their family is the “most significant thing we have done.”
“Marjorie has been my best friend for the past 29 years and an incredible mother,” he exclaimed. Our three amazing children, their futures, and our friendship will remain our primary concerns as we pursue our separate destinies.
Marjorie, also known by her initials MTG, assumed Perry's last name when she married him when she was 21 years old. Whether or not she will retain the title of Representative Greene once the divorce is official is unknown.
Meanwhile, Perry has requested that all divorce-related documents, both those already filed and those yet to be created, be sealed in order to safeguard the privacy of the family.
An Atlanta divorce attorney named Randy Kessler tells PEOPLE that a hearing is required to seal a case in Georgia. A formal divorce may be granted as soon as 31 days after she was served, he adds, if the parties can reach an agreement on their own.
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