High praise

March 25th, 2012 at 11:51 am by David Farrar

In a HoS story, they report:

But Vergne Wilson, whose wife left him for Smith, says the politician should not have resigned.

Wilson was married to Linley Newport for 10 years, before separating in 2005. The same year, Smith split from his wife of 20 years, Cyndy.

Smith and Newport’s paths had crossed in 2004, through Smith’s constituency work, and they became a couple a year after their separations. They married in 2009.

Wilson said he was disappointed to see Smith step down from his portfolios.

“It is sad that it has come to this because he has always acted with integrity and genuinely believes in what he’s doing.

“He is passionate about his job. He’s a hard-working guy and loves what he does.”

The trio continued to have a great relationship and Wilson visited the children in Wellington when he could.

“It really upsets me that the family is going through this. It is a huge upset for them.

“My kids love him and he has genuine affection for them. If your wife was going to marry someone else, you couldn’t pick a better guy or stepfather.”

Relations between fathers and step-fathers are often less than cordial. That’s very high praise from your partner’s ex.

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5 Responses to “High praise”

  1. Yvette (2,845 comments) says:

    So where does this leave Winston Peters’ scurrilous comment in Parliament that all of this is “a shabby little case involving blackmail, sex, a minister with a conflict of interest” ?

    Or was Winston’s remark itself that of a nasty little self-aggrandizing politician “familiar with innuendo, drug use and misappropriation of tax payers’ money”?
    drug use? – why Yes, the little merde smokes tobacco and drinks alcohol doesn’t he .

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  2. Johnboy (16,994 comments) says:

    Call me a jealous old fool but somehow Nick just doesn’t strike me as the man of every woman’s desires! :)

    Am I missing something?

    Come in ladies! :)

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  3. RRM (10,001 comments) says:

    Relations between fathers and step-fathers are often less than cordial. That’s very high praise from your partner’s ex.

    F__K YES!

    My missus’ ex is a great big dopey, unemployed, whining feckless little bitch who needs a slap. His little daughter is probably going to give it to him in the next few years.

    This situation with Nick Smith & the people around him sounds like a highly amicable, everybody-wins kind of wife swap by comparison… :-)

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  4. Dick (80 comments) says:

    Sounds like a fucking cuckold – what a loser.

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  5. Belinda (141 comments) says:

    Yes sounds like a win win situation all around. If only more breakups could be so civilised.

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