Kellyanne Conway, who served as campaign manager for former President Donald Trump, and her husband, attorney George Conway, announced they would divorce in a social media statement released over the weekend.
“We are in the final stages of an amicable divorce,” the couple wrote in the statement. “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.
“Kindly respect our privacy,” the statement said. “We appreciate the many family members, friends and colleagues who know us, care for us, and support us. We remain united as parents to provide love, joy, comfort and protection to our beautiful children.”
Kellyanne was one of the architects of Trump’s election in 2016, while George became one of Trump’s most vocal critics.
Kellyanne was generally quiet about her marriage and her husband’s criticism of her boss, but she did address the conflict in her memoir released in 2022.
“On one side was my marriage and my husband. On the other was my job and my boss,” Kellyanne wrote. “George was mixing the two of them in a highly combustible manner. I was able to keep these things separate and in perspective. George should have, too, but it seemed the flood of reaction and attention he was receiving was magnetic and irresistible.”
George, a conservative political activist, became a harsh critic of Trump, tweeting often about the president’s job performance, and suggesting was not fit for the position.
In 2020, he co-wrote a column for The Washington Post saying he was supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president.
“We’ve seen the damage three years of corruption and cultish amateurism can do. This country cannot afford to be torn apart for sport and profit for another term, as Trump will surely do. If Biden takes office next January, he won’t need on-the-job training,” George wrote.
Kellyanne was asked by People in May 2022 about the state of her marriage in light of the stance her husband often took.
“I worry about the harm that’s been visited upon this. And for what reason? For politics,” she told People.
Trump responded over the weekend, congratulating Kellyanne on the divorce from her “wacko husband,” whom he described as a “disgusting albatross around her neck.”