ELIZABETH, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who came out as a "gay American" two years ago, has filed for divorce from his second wife.
McGreevey filed a two-page complaint in Union County Superior Court Friday, claiming that he and his wife have reached a settlement, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. He told the newspaper in a telephone interview that it is "a sad day for everyone."
Dina Matos McGreevey, in a statement issued through her lawyer, said she and her estranged husband still have significant differences.
"We continue to have profound differences about what our daughter should be exposed to, and until they are resolved, there will be no agreement," she said.
McGreevey had long been the target of rumors about his sexuality. Before he married Matos McGreevey, he was married to a librarian from Vancouver, British Columbia, and had one daughter by that union.
After resigning as governor in 2004, McGreevey became involved with an Australian-born financier. He has said they plan to take advantage of New Jersey's civil union law, which takes effect this month.
McGreevey's memoir, "The Confession," came out last year. His wife recently announced she had written her own book, "Silent Partner," which is scheduled to appear this spring.