Eddie Long Update: Vanessa Long Withdrew Divorce Petition

The only comment that I can make pertaining to the  latest development of the Eddie and Vanessa Long drama is, “Chile Please!  Just three hours after you file for divorce you have a change of heart, Vanessa you are starting to resemble Kim Kardashian in reverse here”:  (SMH)


By  Fran Jeffries|The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hours after announcing she had filed for divorce from mega church pastor Bishop Eddie Long, his wife, Vanessa, issued a statement Friday saying she had withdrawn her petition.

Vanessa Long had issued a statement early Friday morning saying that she had filed for divorce Thursday from Long, the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

By early afternoon, she had a change of heart.

“Upon prayerful reflection, I have reconsidered and plan to withdraw my petition for divorce from my husband, Bishop Eddie L. Long,” she said in an emailed statement bearing the New Birth logo. “I love my husband. I believe in him and admire his strength and courage.”

She went on to blame “years of attacks in the media” for her initial decision to seek a divorce.

It was a reversal of her statement Friday morning in which she said, “After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011,” Vanessa Long said in a statement.