The announcement came as McGreevey admitted that he had an affair with another man who had once worked for him as a bodyguard and security advisor.
"My truth is that I am a gay American," McGreevey disclosed. His second wife Gina, with whom he shares two children, and his father Jack stood by his side. "Shamefully, I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony."
According to WCBS in New York, the man with whom McGreevey admitted to having an affair was planning to file a sexual harassment suit against him and expose his homosexuality if he didn't pay him a large sum of money.