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Republican congressman files for divorce amid rumored relationship with fellow House GOP colleague

Rep. Rich McCormick (R-Ga.) filed for divorce earlier this month and is rumored to be romantically involved with House GOP colleague Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas).

The Georgia Republican filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years, Debra Miller, on May 3, Gwinnett County court records show. A mutual restraining order was also filed, as is standard in all divorce cases in the central Georgia county. 

McCormick filed for divorce from Miller earlier this month, a court filing shows. Facebook/Richard McCormick

McCormick, 55, and Van Duyne, 53, have been rumored to be an item since at least January, one source told The Post. 

Another source said they’ve been canoodling for over a year. 

The Daily Mail first reported McCormick’s breakup and alleged relationship with Van Duyne. 

In recent months, the pair were spotted “holding hands under the table” during a Republican Study Committee lunch, a GOP member told the outlet.  

The Post confirmed this account with a third source.

The member has also witnessed McCormick “’grab the small of her back” on the House floor.

Two individuals separately told the Daily Mail that they’ve run across McCormick and Van Duyne holding hands.

Van Duyne divorced her ex-husband in 2012, according to the Dallas Morning News.

One source told The Post that McCormick and Van Duyne have been an item for over a year. AP

A spokesperson for McCormick told The Post that the congressman and his oncologist wife are separated, but wouldn’t say for how long that’s been the case. 

“Congressman McCormick and Dr. Miller have been separated for quite some time,” the spokesperson said. “He has kept that private and will continue to keep his personal life out of the media spotlight.”

McCormick’s rep also told The Post that the “rumor mill” on Capitol Hill related to McCormick and Van Duyne is “old news,” but wouldn’t confirm or deny that the lawmakers were in a relationship. 

Van Duyne’s office did not respond to The Post’s request for comment. 

A spokesperson for McCormick said that he has been separated from his wife for “quite some time.” Getty Images

When asked about the reason for the divorce, McCormick’s wife told the Daily Mail, “I’m sure that he will not be forthcoming.” 

“You should ask Rich and his colleague,” Miller said about allegations of infidelity. 

The first-term congressman, who represents Georgia’s 6th District, shares seven children with Miller. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) accused McCormick of getting “physically aggressive” with her last year after both lawmakers introduced competing resolutions to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). 

Greene lodged a complaint with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) alleging that her colleague “grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her.”

McCormick later said he was simply trying to “encourage” Greene after he opposed her censure resolution and the House advanced his, and that he immediately apologized to her.

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