If you weren’t watching the Investigation Discovery channel last night (pretty safe bet that you weren’t) you would have missed the new episode of “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?” in which Dina Matos McGreevey rehashes how she was duped by the now openly gay former governor.
“Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry” typically features spouses sharing how they had unknowingly married criminals, but this time the producers went for a bigger, more fame-seeking fish and landed Jim McGreevey’s scorned ex. And apparently Dina proved more than eager to talk about what went down between her and Jim more than seven years ago.
Of course we are sympathetic to straight women who unwittingly marry gay men. But didn’t we already hear all about this in 2007 when Dina was trying to sell her book with the same theme and whined her way onto the set of The Oprah Winfrey Show and spoiled an otherwise lovely morning by complaining to Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America? Perhaps there was something left unsaid during that last pay-attention-to-me media tour?
We certainly hoped we had heard the last from Dina when she voiced her opposition to same-sex marriage in 2010. Alas, no. This former First Lady of New Jersey cannot be silenced.
But if you’re worried about what you might have missed in the half-hour “Who The (Bleep)…” show, rest assured, nothing earth shattering was revealed, and sadly Dina didn’t say if the allegations that she and Jimbo had regular threesomes with a former aide after dinner at T.G.I. Fridays were true or not.
The show was essentially a fluff piece that included Dina’s commentary and testimonies from her brother and a friend, along with plenty of cheesy dramatic re-enactments and shots of Dina making and sipping coffee, and staring sadly out her kitchen windows.
Though a narrator is on hand to try and convince us what a good, hard-working person Dina is, Dina is more than willing to share that Jim was “oblivious” to her feelings and “blindsided” her with his “I am a gay American” speech. “I now know he had married me for political gain,” she says solemnly, as if her friend hadn’t told us earlier that Dina had once confessed to her she thought Jim was “like Abraham Lincoln. He’s everything I’ve ever imagined.”
At the conclusion of the program, the narrator is there to provide comfort, saying that Dina’s doing better today, particularly after she wrote that “best seller” about her marriage to Jim McGreevey. And for those concerned the governor might have extinguished Dina’s last glimmer of hope, the narrator lets us know that despite everything, Dina has not given up hope on the prospect of a new marriage.