Bill de Blasio & Wife Chirlane McCray Announce Separation

Tiffany Brockworth |

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, have announced they are separating.

The couple, who announced the news in an interview, also shared they are still living together and will not get a divorce even though they will date other people.

De Blasio shared that he had some reservations about marrying McCray because she had already come out as gay.

“For the guy who took the chance on a woman who was an out lesbian and wrote an article called ‘I Am a Lesbian,'” de Blasio told The Times, “there was a part of me that would at times say, ‘Hmmm, is this like a time bomb ticking? Is this something that you’re going to regret later on?’ So I always lived with that stuff.”

De Blasio, who is white, and McCray, who is Black, met in the early 1990s while working for New York City’s first Black mayor, Democrat David Dinkins.

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