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Kellyanne and George Conway announce divorce

The Conways said in a statement that they were in the final stages of an amicable divorce.
Kellyanne Conway and her husband George in Washington on Jan. 19, 2017.
Kellyanne Conway and her husband, George, in Washington in 2017.Matt Rourke / AP file

Kellyanne Conway, who was a top adviser to former President Donald Trump, and George Conway, a lawyer and frequent Trump critic, announced Saturday that they are divorcing after more than two decades of marriage.

The Conways, who married in 2001, said in a statement shared to Twitter by George Conway that they were in the “final stages of an amicable divorce."

“We married more than two decades ago, cherish the many happy years (and four corgis) we’ve shared, and above all else, our four incredible children, who remain the heartbeat of our family and our top priority,” they wrote.

The Conways were a Republican power couple, but their politics began publicly diverging with the rise of Trump. Although George Conway initially supported Trump for president, he soon soured on him and became one of his fieriest critics.

George Conway launched many of his broadsides on Twitter, where he has amassed more than 2 million followers with his anti-Trump commentary. The fact that he was a longtime Republican married to a top Trump adviser meant his criticisms attracted extra attention.

In 2019, George Conway, along with a small group of Trump critics, co-founded the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, which worked against the president's re-election.

Kellyanne Conway was Trump’s campaign manager before she joined him in the White House as a senior counselor. While her husband was firing off his anti-Trump attacks on social media, she was one of the president's most vocal defenders in the media.

Kellyanne Conway left the Trump administration in 2020, before the presidential election.

“Our four children are teens and ’tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months,” she said at the time. “As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”

Around the same time, George Conway also said that he was leaving the Lincoln Project to devote more time to family and that he was taking a hiatus from Twitter.

When she decided to leave the White House, Kellyanne Conway said that although she and her husband disagreed on many fronts, they were "united on what matters most: the kids.”

In the statement about their divorce Saturday, the Conways asked: "Kindly respect our privacy."