Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray are “desecrating the institution of marriage” by separating while still living together in the same home and seeing other people, according to Megyn Kelly.
“I don’t believe in desecrating the institution of marriage by staying in it,” Kelly said during her SiriusXM podcast “The Megyn Kelly Show” on Friday.
“And so-calling yourself married and calling it a ‘love story’ while you invite another man into your bed, in your marital home as you walk past the pictures of you and your family on the way to your bedroom, that’s not normal, and I’m not going to support it.”
Kelly also hit out at The New York Times for “giving this guy a fawning profile” on Wednesday, when the paper first reported the news of the couple’s separation after almost 30 years of marriage.
The former Fox News star took de Blasio to task for posting a link to the story on his Twitter feed, writing: “Even at this moment of change, this is a love story.”
“[De Blasio] had the gall to tweet out the story…It’s not a love story. It is nothing that I recognize as love,” Kelly said, adding that the couple should divorce if the relationship is no longer working.
The podcaster married husband Douglas Brunt in 2008, two years after her first marriage to Daniel Kendall ended in divorce.
They were married for five years.
Kelly also criticized the two-term Democratic mayor for wedding McCray even though she came out as a lesbian before they exchanged vows.
“Don’t marry a lesbian if you’re a man, okay?” Kelly remarked.
The podcaster added: “They say that they’re gonna stay together. But they just don’t need to possess each other.”
“This is going to fail. I’m on record. This will fail,” Kelly said.
“They will wind up divorced. This is not sustainable.”
The couple told The Times that they began thinking of separating after the former mayor wondered why his spouse wasn’t “lovey-dovey anymore” while at home two months ago.
“You can feel when things are off and you don’t want to live that way,” de Blasio told The Times.
McCray told The Post that de Blasio’s two terms as mayor as well as his long-shot bid for the presidency in 2020 played a role in the split.
De Blasio, for his part, confessed to becoming “emotionally very needy” during the COVID-19 pandemic, which he said left the couple “not as connected.”