ATHENS — The American-born wife of Greek Premier Andreas Papandreou says she is not planning to divorce her husband of 36 years.
Margaret Papandreou was responding to Greek and U.S. news reports that she planned to return to the United States and file for divorce because of the premier's dalliance with a 33-year-old Greek flight attendant.
"Marriages pass through crises, especially long marriages, and ours is no exception," Margaret Papandreou, 64, told the newspaper Messimvrini on Monday.
"Is this crisis enough to dissolve a relationship that's lasted 40 years and a marriage that's lasted 36?" she asked.
The former Margaret Chant, from Elmhurst, Ill., met her husband when he was an economics professor at the University of Minnesota.