Dina Matos McGreevey said she tried to maintain a low profile following her husband's shocking 2004 announcement - that he was, in fact, a homosexual. But in her new book, she claims she felt forced to write her own memoir to tell her side of the story. ABC's Lama Hasan has more.
More than two years ago, then New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey made this confession:
"And my truth is that I am a gay American," Jim said.
His wife Dina, by his side, looking supportive and silent.
'I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man,'' Jim continued.
Dina's silence has been broken in a new memoir. She said she was collapsing in tears like someone "in a storm in a skid on black ice." She also said that when they married seven years ago, she believed he loved her physically and emotionally. Speaking to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America she said she thought she had it all.
"We had a bright future, I thought. People compared us to camelot," Dina said.
Looking back at her life today, she described her ordeal
''I thought I had it all. I thought it was the American dream. I thought it was the American dream and it turned out to be a nightmare.''
There were no signs of his secret life, something she now describes as hovering in their home, undetected, like carbon monoxide.
''I think it would have been easier to take if it were a woman only because , you know, you wouldn't have to acknowledge that," Dina said. "My entire marriage was a lie.''
It doesn't end there though, the two are battling it out in a divorce court, but they are sharing custody of their five-year-old daughter.