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Vanessa Long Files For Divorce From Her Bishop Husband

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12/02/2021 03:11 PM ET

Vanessa Long Divorce - After being married since 1990, Vanessa Long has filed for a divorce from her Bishop husband.

They have three children together.

Last year, the infamously anti-gay preacher was accused of coercing four men into having sexual relations with him. He settled the suits out of court in May.

He has ministered “homosexual cure” programs to recruit gays and lesbians for what he called “Sexual Reorientation” conferences and his church offers an ongoing “Out of the Wilderness” ministry to help convert homosexuals into heterosexuals.

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce from the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church preacher on Thursday.

“After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long,” Vanessa said in a statement released Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This isn’t the preacher’s first failed marriage. His previous wife, Dabara Houson, filed for divorce in 1985 and accused him of beating her while she was pregnant with their son, according to ABC News.

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