She also said Gingrich has had designs on the presidency since he was forced out as speaker in the late 1990s, and that he said Callista was part of that effort.

“He did tell me once that she was going to help him become president,” Marianne Gingrich said…

“He’s a much different person than he was then,” Gingrich daughter Jackie Cushman said. “He’s grown. He’s gotten closer to God. His faith in God has grown. And I think what people need to remember is this happened a very long time ago. And we wish Marianne no ill will; we wish her the very best. But it happened a long time ago.”