Wife dating during divorce
Long's divorce filing came after her husband was the subject of five separate allegations of sexual misconduct with male minors of his congregation in 2010.
Four of the five alleged victims filed lawsuits against Long in Sept. In May 2011, all four lawsuits were settled out of court with undisclosed terms.
It is worth noting that Vanessa Long chose to speak on her marital struggles nearly two years to the date of her husband's accusations of sexual misconduct.
In a recent meeting with the women's ministry at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Vanessa Long spoke on the struggles she endured during husband Eddie Long's sexual misconduct allegations in 2010 and her subsequent filing for divorce in 2011, a petition which she ultimately chose to close and dismiss.
"I was in the middle of a storm, and I got off the ship," Long metaphorically explained of her marriage struggles to the hundreds of women attending the Heart to Heart women's ministry on Aug.
Long received immense support for speaking to the Heart to Heart ministry, with several congregants on New Birth Missionary Baptist Church's Facebook page calling her speech "powerful," "inspiring," and spiritual." "God is and will always be in control.Some of us will leave the boat during the storm, but it takes a true Virtuous woman to get back on and conquer.