matos.jpgDina Matos McGreevey is having her days in court this week, as the divorce proceedings between her and former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey drag on ever-longer. Having settled the child custody portion of the divorce, Dina and Jim are now squabbling about the important stuff: money.

Matos McGreevey noted that once as the wife of a governor, she had $51,000/month lifestyle (the "cooks, gardeners, personal secretaries, drivers, security and lodging") . But then McGreevey robbed her of that when he pre-emptively outed himself as a homosexual to avoid a corruption scandal. His soon-to-be ex-wife feels betrayed because she supposedly married an up-and-comer, not a scandalized closeted broke gay guy, who now subsists in a mansion at the pleasure of his millionaire boyfriend.

Matos McGreevey testified how her lifestyle has changed: "I used to shop at Talbots, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and boutiques in Montclair" but now it's "Children's Place and occasionally, The Gap." McGreevey's lawyer wondered how she would pay her $2,400/month debt, allowing the cuckolded wife to say, "I plan to get a job, unlike your client." Zing!

Matos McGreevey's lawyer says his client does not expect $50,000/month but "a reasonable amount based on her needs." And this is only part of McGreeveys' divorce--the third part will take on whether she was defrauded by her gay American ex.

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