Kellyanne Conway, who was a top adviser to former President Donald Trump, and George Conway, a lawyer and frequent Trump critic, announced Saturday that they are divorcing after more than two decades of marriage.
The Conways, who married in 2001, said in a statement shared to Twitter by George Conway that they were in the “final stages of an amicable divorce."
“We married more than two decades ago, cherish the many happy years (and four corgis) we’ve shared, and above all else, our four incredible children, who remain the heartbeat of our family and our top priority,” they wrote.
The Conways were a Republican power couple, but their politics began publicly diverging with the rise of Trump. Although George Conway initially supported Trump for president, he soon soured on him and became one of his fieriest critics.
George Conway launched many of his broadsides on Twitter, where he has amassed more than 2 million followers with his anti-Trump commentary. The fact that he was a longtime Republican married to a top Trump adviser meant his criticisms attracted extra attention.
In 2019, George Conway, along with a small group of Trump critics, co-founded the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, which worked against the president's re-election.
Kellyanne Conway was Trump’s campaign manager before she joined him in the White House as a senior counselor. While her husband was firing off his anti-Trump attacks on social media, she was one of the president's most vocal defenders in the media.
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