Jeffrey Lurie and His Wife are Getting a Divorce

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Tough month for Jeffrey Lurie. The Eagles owner lost his right-hand man and his wife, Christina.

In an email obtained by the Inquirer, the couple announced they were getting a divorce. Included: [Philly.com]

"This was not a decision made easily or without deep consideration for each other, our children, and our extended families," the couple wrote in the statement. "But it is one we have reached mutually and with the greatest respect for each other and each of our roles in our work here at the Eagles."

"We share the same goals for the Eagles that we have always had. We want a world championship team, of course, and we want to carry on the dedicated community service that is so much a part of this company's heart and soul."

 

Not surprisingly, the email went out on the Fourth of July, a day that, this year, will be the start of a five-day weekend for many, likely minimizing fan and media attention.

On her blog, local writer Laura Goldman says that she wasn't surprised, based on observations of the couple in public.

This announcement, obviously, has little to do with football, but, Christina is a co-owner and, as the Inquirer notes, had weighed in on decisions relating to the team’s logo, colors, stadium design, cheerleader outfits, and other aesthetic issues. So for those of you jonesing for a new color scheme (like me), there may be a light at the end of this tunnel. And yeah, I'm kind of an insensitive prick.

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21 Responses

  1. Can only Imagine the young puss juice that will be dripping from his lips on Sunday

  2. I was thought Jeffery was a homo that did not come out of the closet yet, now he can find the true gayness inside himself.

  3. Let the conspiracy theories begin. Teams worth about a billion dollars. This divorce will have a crazy settlement number. How are the eagles going to be able to sign players if Lurie is going to have to fork out half a billion to his wife? He was probably messing around. Why else would they break up their empire?Welcome to a decade of misery. Eagles will probably be middle of the road for sometime.

  4. anyone else wanna see a sitcom where banner marries the soon to be ex mrs lurie and move into his basement apartment? andy reid will be the fat comic relief

  5. EXPECT to see a blonde hottie in that box next to him soon…
    must be nice to be ugly but a billionaire…

  6. This is trouble for sure. If anything we’ve had stable ownership for years. This is going to have a big impact. Trouble ahead.

  7. Hopdevil is right. Anyone who doesn’t think the team won’t eventually be dragged into the Lurie’s divorce proceedings is delusional.

  8. So Elaine and Kramer are breaking up? Did anyone really think it was going to work?

  9. Connect the dots…..”She will be spending more time in Los Angeles”……the NFL is looking at putting another team in LA…..Banner can’t be far behind

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