Bill O'Reilly's divorce is making headlines, and as reported by Gawker, on March 18, the situation is contentious. The conservative political commentator separated from his wife, Maureen McPhilmy, in 2011. They married in 1996. According to Gawker, the pair are divorced; McPhilmy is now married to a detective, and O'Reilly is apparently trying to get his marriage annulled by the Catholic Church. Also, according to Gawker, the pair are involved in a nasty custody battle over their two children. "It involves a surreptitious attempt by O'Reilly to undermine his custody arrangement by hiring, as a member of his household staff, the woman he and his ex had agreed on as a neutral arbiter of their disputes. It also involves O'Reilly's attempts to annul his marriage and have McPhilmy potentially booted from the Catholic Church," reports the New York based blog.
Those who follow O’Reilly may not be surprised by this latest controversy. The 63-year-old has a number of controversies on his resume. For example, in the wake of President Obama's second win, O'Reilly said, "It's a changing country. The demographics are changing. It's not a traditional America anymore. The white establishment is now the minority."
Bill and Maureen's children are Madeline, 15 and Spencer, 10. What effect is the Bill O'Reilly divorce drama having on them?
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