Those closest to McGreevey said they were not surprised to learn of the ex-governor's decision. "This is something he's been thinking about for years," said David France, who last year co-authored McGreevey's best-selling memoir, The Confession. "His spiritual life has always been central to who he is. From the time he was a kid, he thought about going into Catholic seminary a number of times. The idea of going into the Episcopal seminary has been in his mind for at least a couple of years."
McGreevey, 49, resigned in August 2004 after announcing he was gay and had an affair with a male staffer, who has denied it.
News of McGreevey's plans come a day after his estranged wife, former first lady Dina Matos McGreevey, released her own tell-all memoir, called Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage. The McGreeveys are embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody battle, which has boiled over in recent weeks and led a Superior Court judge in Elizabeth to instruct the couple to use common sense and remember that their daughter will one day read everything they're saying about each other.
The soon-to-be-former Mrs. McGreevey was on "Oprah" yesterday.
Sometimes I really miss New Jersey.