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Former House Speaker, longtime lobbyist divorce

Rep. Jimmy Naifeh, fmr Speaker of the House

Rep. Jimmy Naifeh, fmr Speaker of the House

The 13-year marriage of longtime House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh and longtime lobbyist Betty Anderson has ended.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the marriage, which sometimes raised controversy for the former speaker, has ended quietly and amicably. Both parties confirmed in separate interviews that they divorced in a Tipton County court in July. They did not announce the divorce. Anderson said she was surprised that no media picked up the story.

Queried if the parting was on good terms, Naifeh replied “Very much so. We used the same attorney, if that tells you anything.” «Read the rest of this article»

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