|Vanessa and Eddie Long|
Sadly, AJC is reporting that Vanessa Long, wife of King Eddie of the Longstroke or whatever the hell he calls himself these days, has asked the courts to dismiss her divorce petition. Ain’t that something. Vanessa petitioned for divorce in December of last year. On the very same day that she filed an announcement was made that she was going to dismiss the petition; however, it was later apparent that the announcement came from New Birth church elders and not Vanessa herself. Her attorney later stated that she was in fact moving forward with the divorce and that all further press releases should be ignored unless they came from him. The AJC story states that the online records from Dekalb County indicate that the charges have been dismissed. One of Eddie Long’s attorneys. Lawrence Cooper, confirmed to the AJC that the filings were dismissed BUT Vanessa Long’s attorneys declined to comment. Two days after Vanessa Long filed for divorce, Eddie Long stepped down from the pulpit “to heal his family”. There are some of his “pictures taken in the bathroom mirror” on that post, btw. Eddie was back in the pulpit in time for the New Year’s Eve service. A month later, he made national headlines when some bizarre ritual with a “Jewish Rabbi” declared him King of … well we still are not sure, but he’s a King.
Frankly, I want to believe this is not true. I have all sorts of thoughts going through my head about this. Maybe she just needs to refile something, it’s just a technical error. Maybe she is being coerced by the church elders. It has not escaped my notice that there is a new TLC reality TV show getting ready to film in Atlanta called Preacher Wives. Surely it is not that, y’all. Please tell me it is not that. I’m sad if Vanessa is going back to him for ANY reason, but don’t let it be that.