U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband, Perry Greene, has filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage on grounds their relationship is "irretrievably broken," according to filings made Wednesday in Floyd County, Georgia, Superior Court.
In a separate filing, Perry Greene asked the court to seal divorce proceeding documents. The filing states it is "because the parties' significant privacy interest in sealing the records outweighs the public's minuscule interest in access to said documents."
Perry Greene's filing also said both the divorce "petition and future pleadings, testimony and evidence are anticipated to contain confidential and sensitive information regarding the parties." It adds, the "petitioner is concerned the public's access to confidential and sensitive information will negatively impact the parties' interests."
Perry Greene is requesting "an equitable division" of the couple's assets and debt.
Documents state the couple are already separated. The congresswoman, a conservative lightning rod, and her husband were married in 1995 while both were students at the University of Georgia. The couple's children are all adults.
The congresswoman issued a statement.
"Marriage is a wonderful thing, and I'm a firm believer in it," the statement said. "Our society is formed by a husband and wife creating a family to nurture and protect. Together, Perry and I formed our family and raised three great kids. He gave me the best job title you can ever earn: Mom. I'll always be grateful for how great of a dad he is to our children."
She added, "This is a private and personal matter, and I ask that the media respect our privacy at this time."
Perry Greene in his own statement said: "Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years, and she has been an amazing mom. Our family is our most important thing we have done. As we go on different paths we will continue to focus on our 3 incredible kids and their future endeavors and our friendship."
Greene is a staunch supporter and top ally former President Donald Trump. She was stripped of her committee assignments by the House of Representatives in February 2021 over controversial activity on social media.