Former Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and his wife are reportedly separated, according to two people on social media claiming to know Andrew’s wife.
MTO News was not able to independently corroborate the tweeter’s claims, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from circulating all over the social media platform.
Andrew is currently in an alcohol rehabilitation facility – after being busted inside a Miami hotel room with a gay man, who police say was overdosing on crystal methamphetamines. There was also evidence of possibly gay sexual activity in the room where Andrew and the man were found.
Before Andrew checked into rehab, he put out a statement.
“I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles,” he said. “I am committed to doing the personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.”
Gillum reissued an apology to his family, friends and the people of Florida who he said have “supported me and put their faith in me over the years.”
“I now need to firmly focus on myself and my family. I will be stepping down from all public facing roles for the foreseeable future.”
One Democrat called Gillum’s actions “reprehensible and hypocritical, in additional to being politically fatal.” Another Democrat was flummoxed that anyone in the party would defend Gillum.
“If that doesn’t disqualify you for public office I don’t know what does,” that Democrat wrote. “If Gov. Ron DeSantis, (House Speaker) Jose Oliva or insert any Republican’s name did that, there would be an outright cry from the left.”