WASHINGTON -- As the political world
waits to hear what Newt Gingrich's ex-wife had to say about their failed
marriage in an interview that will air later today, the reporter who
conducted that interview, ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian
Ross, told WMAL's Morning Majority program that Marianne Gingrich claims
her ex-husband wanted an 'open marriage.'
"He came to her and
said, 'I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with
Calista, his current wife," said Ross. "According to Marianne, he said
'You need to share me,' and she said 'I don't want to share,' and the
marriage ended," he added.
Ross told WMAL that ABC News had been trying to land the interview with
Marianne Gingrich off-and-on since November, and that she finally agreed
to sit down with him last Friday here in Washington.