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Dina Matos McGreevey, born on November 5, 1966 in Cantanhede, Portugal, is the former First Lady of New Jersey. She served as first lady during the administration of her husband, former Gov. James McGreevey. In advance of an expected lawsuit, Gov. McGreevey, with Matos at his side, revealed at an August 2004 press conference that he had had an adulterous homosexual relationship and was resigning from office. Matos and McGreevey separated in October 2004. A divorce was granted following a nasty trial on August 8, 2008.

Matos is the daughter of Maria and Ricardo Matos. The Matos moved to the United States from Portugal when she was still young and settled in the heavily Portuguese Ironbound section of Newark. Maria worked in a gift shop and Ricardo worked for the railroad.

After graduating from East Side High School, she enrolled at the Newark campus of Rutgers University in 1984. She majored in political science, but also worked as a secretary while in college. Although she was enrolled until 1991, she never graduated.

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