Oprah Chops Up Dina McGreevey

Oprah welcomed Dina Matos McGreevey yesterday, giving the former Mrs. Gay American a chance to plug her book set the record straight about her marriage to Jim McGreevey. In addition to coming off like a real Jersey girl – despite her Portuguese background – Mrs. McG contradicts McGreevey’s assertion that they prayed about his landmark speech (that didn’t happen), Dina claims McGreevey never said, “I am gay”. Rather, he gave her the news in “cowardly installments”.

No matter how he explained it, however, poor, clueless Dina simply “wasn’t absorbing it”. What a shocker. Speaking of shock, Dina claims to have been in shock while McGreevey delivered his resignation, thus giving her that plasticine, Stepford Wife smile. Shock and the distinct possibility that she’s had her brain surgically removed.

As for her book, Mrs. McG tells The Big O:

Over the last 2 1/2, almost three years, I’ve tried to stay in the background and away from the limelight and the media. I was hoping that I could go on rebuilding my life and stay in the background, but I was forced to write this book because there was so much interest and frankly I was tired of people concocting my life story.

And that’s why she hired a ghost-writer to pen it for her.

Take a look at this clip from the interview and comment at will…

McGreevey’s Ex Speaks Out About Marriage [Forbes]