Finally Vanessa released another statement that the divorce was still on and that all further statements from her would come from her attorneys…
From The AJC
The reconciliation of Vanessa and Eddie Long didn’t make it through the day, as the wife of the charismatic New Birth Missionary Baptist pastor has decided against withdrawing her petition for divorce filed late Thursday afternoon.
“Mrs. Long continues to hope that this matter may be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously and fairly; however, she has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time,” Kilpatrick Townsend partner Michael W. Tyler said in a prepared statement.
“To avoid any undue confusion, Mrs. Long’s future statements, if any, will be issued through her attorneys,” he said. A spokesman for Kilpatrick Townsend refused further comment.
Vanessa Long released three statements to the media Friday. First she announced she was seeking to end her 21-year-marriage following “a great deal of deliberation and prayer.”
Then, around lunchtime, in a statement sent through New Birth’s public relations firm, Vanessa Long said, upon further “prayerful reflection,” she was withdrawing the divorce petition.
“I love my husband,” she said in the second press release. “I believe in him and admire his strength and courage.”
Long, a New Birth elder, said her decision to seek a divorce was driven by “years of attacks in the media that frustrated and overwhelmed me.” She and her husband “mutually agreed to find healing,” Vanessa Long said.
Six hours later, her attorneys announced she was proceeding with the divorce “consistent with her original [statement] made this morning.”
In the divorce filing, Vanessa Long, 53, said her marriage to the New Birth pastor was “irretrievably broken” and there was “no hope of reconciliation.” The couple has been in a “state of separation,” according to the petition.
Sooo, as a result Bishop Eddie Long is taking time off from church to try to convince Vanessa to stay seeing as to how the released church statement didn’t work.
AMEN!! That was wrong of those christian church people to release that statement making that woman look retarded like that.. I’m sorry about saying that you were dumb as a box of rocks Miss Long.. I retract that statement.
Gone Pull That Jodeci Out Eddie