Fossella's wife didn't know of affair

May 21, 2008 7:36:03 AM PDT
A newspaper reports that the wife of New York Rep. Vito Fossella claims she had "no idea" that her husband had fathered a child in an extramarital affair.Mary Pat Fossella tells the New York Post in an e-mail printed in Wednesday editions that she is "very saddened" by how her life has "unraveled."

Fossella is also quoted as saying: "I have known Vito since I was 16 years old, and this is not what I envisioned for him and my family."

Her husband cited "personal mistakes" after a drunken driving arrest and the disclosure of his second family in his decision to not seek re-election this year.

The 43-year-old Republican also has three children with his wife.

  • Click here to read the congressman's full statement from his web site.