Kellyanne Conway, who served as a senior 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 they were in the «final stages of an amicable divorce,» in a statement Shared on Twitter by George.
“We were married over two decades ago, we cherish the many happy years (and four corgis) we have shared, and most of all, our four incredible children, who continue to be the heartbeat of our family and our top priority,” they wrote.
The Conways were a Republican power couple, but their policies began to diverge publicly with the rise of Trump. Although George Conway initially supported Trump for president, he soon grew angry with him and became one of his fiercest critics.
George launched many of his volleys on Twitter, where he has amassed more than 2 million followers with his anti-Trump comment. The fact that he was a longtime Republican and married to a top Trump adviser meant that his criticism drew more attention.
In 2019, George, along with a small group of Trump critics, co-founded the anti-Trump Lincoln Project which took action against the president’s re-election.
Kellyanne Conway served as Trump’s campaign manager before joining him at the White House as a senior adviser. While her husband launched his anti-Trump attacks on social media, Kellyanne was one of the president’s most vocal supporters in the media.
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 and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months,” she said at the time. «As millions of parents across the country know, ‘home school’ children require a level of attention and vigilance that is as rare as these days.»
Around the same time, George also said that he would be leaving the Lincoln Project to spend more time with family and taking a break from Twitter.
When she decided to leave the White House, Kellyanne said that while she and her husband disagreed on many fronts, they were «united on what matters most: the children.»
In their statement on their divorce on Saturday, the Conways asked people to «Kindly respect our privacy.»