McGreevey divorce ruling expected soon

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Judge Karen Cassidy listens as former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey testifies at his divorce trial at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, N.J.on Wednesday, May 14,2008. He began testimony saying he proposed writing a book with his estranged wife, but she turned him down and later wrote her own memoir.&#40;AP Photo&#47;John O&#39;Boyle, pool&#41;</span></div>
August 3, 2008 6:30:47 AM PDT
The nation's first openly gay governor may soon get his divorce. James McGreevey's marriage publicly unraveled four years ago when he told the world he was gay, and said he had a homosexual affair.

Now a state judge is preparing to grant a divorce as early as this week to the former New Jersey governor and his estranged wife, Dina Matos.

The 50-year-old McGreevey and 41-year-old Matos have been living apart nearly as long as they were together. They're awaiting the dissolution of their marriage and a settling of their finances by Union County Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy.

The couple went to trial this spring after failing to come to terms on alimony, support and whether McGreevey committed fraud by marrying even though he knew he was gay.

They did agree to split custody of their only child, a 6-year-old girl.