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Newt Gingrich’s ex: ‘No way’ he’s president

Pat McMahon Contributor

Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife is speaking out for the first time, telling Esquire that there is “no way” the man she stood by during his tenure as Speaker of the House will be president.

“He could have been president,” said Marianne Gingrich in an interview for a profile on Gingrich out Tuesday in Esquire. “But when you try and change your history too much, and try and recolor it because you don’t like the way it was or you want it to be different to prove something new … you lose touch with who you really are. You lose your way.”

Asked about her ex-husband’s presidential ambitions, Marianne replied: “There’s no way.”

The former speaker’s ex-wife added that Gingrich “believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected.”

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