"It's been a long time coming, but change is headed your way. It's your season of answered prayers, open doors & miraculous breakthroughs!" 

~Dianna Hobbs (Facebook.com/Dianna.Hobbs) June 22, 2016

   

 

 

Called To Missions?

If you feel God's leading, don't be afraid. MORE

Police Driver Acquitted

Another officer acquitted of Freddie Gray charges MORE

Obama's Plan Defeated

SCOTUS split 4-4 to block his immigration law MORE

Does spanking = Love?

5 rules of biblical discipline MORE

Mom Jailed For Spanking

Read this story & see if you think this is fair MORE

Relief for Haiti

Organization launches fresh water initiative MORE

Trying To Block Progress

 GOP congressman fights against Harriet Tubman on $20 bill MORE

Sit-In For Gun Control

Democrats shut down the House and demand action MORE

God Has Already Made The Way!

Podcast: Don't worry or fret. God has done it. MORE

 

You're Coming Out of This

Podcast: Your present trial will become your future testimony MORE 

 

Blessings Will Overtake You

When you seek God first, everything else will be added MORE

Vlog: Why Am I Going Through?

Dianna shares words of encouragement for your trying seasons MORE

You Won't Be Here Always

Podcast: A shift is coming in your circumstances. Get ready! MORE

God's Blocking It

Podcast: The Lord is blocking the attack on your life MORE

Expect A Breakthrough

Your struggle is temporary! Anticipate a move of God!  MORE

Recent Event

Dianna Hobbs hosts Kirk Franklin's tour MORE

Odds Stacked Against You?

Even if things aren't in your favor, God will cause it all to work for your good! MORE

God Will Keep His Promise

The Lord will not fail you. He will fulfill His word. MORE

Devotional: Give Thanks

You may have every reason to complain. But be grateful instead! MORE

 

Feel called to missions? Read this. MORE

EEW readers are praying for a Utah family.  MORE

Alveda King on Donald Trump controversy MORE

Generation Z shows promising signs MORE

The enemy will not win. MORE

God will supply your nees MORE

Podcast: Change Is Coming  MORE

Let It Go  MORE

Vlog: It Was A Good Night  MORE

Better is coming! MORE

Podcast: You won't be stuck here forever MORE

Video: Be joyful in disappointment  MORE

There is no failure in God MORE

Bishop Blake's son defends his dad MORE

Family involved in Harambe controversy speaks MORE

Lady O cultivating healthy habits in kids MORE

'Dignity Project' helping African women MORE

From kidney disease & cancer to graduation MORE

New NIV 'Lifehacks' Bible MORE

EEW President empowers women MORE

Podcast: Don't doubt God MORE

Why am I going through this? MORE

Video: Are you enjoying everyday life? MORE

Change is coming! MORE

Podcast: Your misery will become your testimony MORE

Devotional: Breakthrough will come! MORE

Vlog: The struggle is real MORE

Ministry cares for the helpless MORE

Manns respond after lightning strikes their home  MORE

Top 50 Bible colleges MORE

TBN co-founder Jan Crouch dies MORE

Podcast: You've got what it takes! MORE

Devotional: A better door is opening MORE

Vlog: That's so disrespectful! MORE

Egyptian Christian, 98, attacked MORE

 

Healthcare CEO says women need to take control of their health MORE

Gun broker cancels shameful auction of George Zimmerman's gun MORE

Podcast: God is going to make you fruitful MORE

'International Day of the Unreached' focuses on reaching the lost  MORE

Alveda King weighs in on Transgender rights MORE

« Vanessa Long Withdraws Divorce Petition, Blames 'Attacks in the Media' for her Decision, then Announces Plans to Move Forward with Divorce | Main | Black College Student Proudly Displays Confederate Flag as 'Symbol of Pride' »
Friday
Dec022011

BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy 

It's splitsville for the Longs.

After standing by her man when allegations of homosexual coercion first surfaced against Bishop Eddie Long last year, Vanessa Long, wife of the pastor of New Birth Church in Atlanta, filed for divorce today according to WBSTV 2 news station. In a statement, she said, "After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long.”

“I ask that you respect my privacy and that of my family, as my attorneys and I have agreed that we will not try this case in the media, and I do not intend to make any further statements concerning this matter,” she said. “I also ask that the public pray for my entire family during this difficult period of transition.”

Back in June 2011, rumors surfaced that Vanessa Long was leaving her husband, but the New Birth pastor quickly denied the validity of those reports.

The two were married in 1990 and have 3 children together.

Praying for all involved.

EEW Magazine will keep you updated as the story develops.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (6)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    [...]BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine[...]
  • Response
    [...]BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine[...]
  • Response
    [...]BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine[...]
  • Response
    [...]BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine[...]
  • Response
    [...]BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine[...]
  • Response
    BREAKING NEWS: Bishop Eddie Long's Wife Officially Files for Divorce, Requests Privacy - EEW Magazine - EEW Magazine

Reader Comments (28)

I knew this was coming. From the way everything was handled with the case from the beginning I knew Eddie Long was hiding something. This is so sad.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene Blackwell

Are we really surpised? If the answer to that is yes then the question is should we be? I mean we all know he is guilty. And even if Mrs. Long doesn't like it, this will be tried in the court of public opinion. It already has been and you don't get to be private when you are a pubic figure.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Let the speculations start. Here we go! We don't know WHY she left and it's none of our business anyway.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea P.

@Andrea, girl are you serious? We do know why she left. Let's not be naive and too holy for our own good here. The man is a closeted homosexual and Vanessa found out the truth, so she packed her bags and hit the road. End of story. Now the remaining group of brainwashed members will follow her and eventually Eddie Long will be a distant memory because he will be stripped of his pastorate at New Birth too.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

It is a shame that Eddie Long has not come out about what's really going on. I mean his wife is leaving him. He has all these allegations against him. He needs to come clean. His life is already ruined anyway. @Andrea, girl stop! We know why that woman left him.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShame Shame Shame

About time! I was wondering when she was gonna leave. PErhaps she was wating for stuff to die donw?

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDinah

When your ride or die chick leaves you it is all over. SMH

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEbonee

My heart goes out to Mrs. Long. She stood by him. These two have been together for a long time and have children together. I can't imagine how badly she must be hurting. God give her strength!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I just think we need to join EEW and pray for all involved, because this is a mess.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyeesha

OMGGGGGGGGEEEEEE!!! I didn't see this coming (Insert sarcasm)

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOMG

Serves him right!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeandria

I wonder if she'll ever give an interview? Or did they slap her with confidentiality papers too? Doggone shame!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNina094

This whole thing is a disgrace to the black church forreal. Sickening man.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone

I really knew in my heart this was only a matter of time coming so I am not surprised.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

This should have happened a long time ago. I know she's hurting and all that stuff, but she made the right decision. Good for her!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiMi

This is a hysterical sideshow!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHysterical

'Hysterical' I honestly don't see anything funny here. This is a sad shame is what it is.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

From one Vanessa to another, good for you girl! He doesn't deserve you anyway. God has better.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

For all of you judging Lady Vanessa and thinking she stayed too long, you don't know Bishop Eddie Long. I used to go to his church, and when everything first came out I was upset, but he was very convincing. Over time there were too many discrepancies in the story and I couldn't take it anymore, but I stayed probably longer than I should. So you don't know how hard it is to leave without being in those shoes. I was just a MEMBER this is his WIFE! I'm praying for Lady Vanessa too.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFormer New Birth Member

Can somebody come and pick my lip up off the floor puh-lease! Am I the only one shocked? I thought these two would ride it out. I mean she's been there this long.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaven

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>