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.