Ex-wife of $273 million lottery winner does not want him back: 'I have morals'
Not even a $273 million jackpot would bring Eileen Murray back to her ex-husband.
Murray, the ex-wife of the unemployed New Jersey man, Mike Weirsky, who just won the hefty Mega Millions jackpot, told the New York Post that she has zero plans to return to her husband, to whom she was married to for 15 years before their divorce last October.
“He’s not appealing to me all of a sudden because he has this money,” she told the outlet.
Murray told the Post that she was the one bringing home the bacon in the relationship, and she paid — and currently continues to pay — spousal support. She served as a cost analyst for a utilities company while Weirsky remained unemployed.
And while her former husband expects to collect $162.5 million after taxes, she won’t be going after him for what, some would argue, she deserves.
“I’m not going after anything. I have morals. I know what I’ve worked for and it’s everything that I have,” she said.
She also doesn’t suspect her husband will approach her to square up, but she does hope he’ll “do the right thing.”
“Think about it,” she said. “How long did I work? How long did I support him? I had to give him a lot of money in the divorce. You tell me — what’s the moral thing to do?”
In a press conference, Weirsky said he heard from Murray on Thursday, but she claims she never called him. She added that she doesn’t plan to get in touch, at least for a couple of months: “He’ll think I’m there with my hand out and I have no intention to do that.”
Still, she wishes her ex well: “I want him to surround himself with good people. I don’t think anybody should be taken advantage of.”
Eileen Murray did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.
tony h10 hours ago
Which is ask to the courts to stop her having to pay spousal support?
SABINE11 hours ago
Classy lady. I hope she gets herself a good attorney and get that spousal support stopped ASAP.
Vinny11 hours ago
I get the feeling he is going to remain unemployed the rest of his life.
Jack11 hours ago
My brother has women take care of him. I kinda like the idea, but I could never be a sponge in a relationship.
Mr Rudolph10 hours ago
One of the Kardashians just texted him, and told him how cute she thinks he is!
MICHAELW11 hours ago
Divorced last October? Talk about bad timing!
Feb11 hours ago
Don't worry lady....he won't be back.
Hank11 hours ago
Classy lady. My ex would be pleading at my door if I won that kind of money. We've been divorced for 13 years.
Covefe & Hamberders9 hours ago
I have a feeling, we will be hearing a lot more about her husband, in the news, the next five years.
I call it like I see it11 hours ago
If they divorced last October then the only thing she deserves is to be able to stop paying him alimony. Since he bought the ticket after they officially parted ways she is not entitled to one penny of his winnings.
Jesus the Carpenter's son11 hours ago
Who says he'd want her back? My guess is his ideal woman and dating pool just got 20 years younger and 60 pounds lighter.
E9 hours ago
Sour grapes? Just kidding. She had a reason to divorce the man..
My Fantasy Girl11 hours ago
Well on the plus side for her, spousal support will end so at least she financially benefited in one way.
KEVIN G11 hours ago
Sounds like he had a good one, and blew it. now any future "girlfriends" will just be in it for the money
JC12 hours ago
I hope that she'll stop paying her court ordered spousal support.
Mark12 hours ago
Mike Weirsky LOOKS LIKE HE EATS WELL AND CAN AFFORD TO BUY LOTTERY TICKETS for a guy who was unemployed.
Teriblo10 hours ago
Sometimes your happiness is worth more than all the money in the universe...I'm standing behind you lady ..classic move.
Capt.Falcon11 hours ago
Sounds like because of his character. That money isn't going to last him long.
Dwayne10 hours ago
Sad when a woman has to pay a grown abled bodied man who can work, spousal support,smh.
BrokenSpringAngelMon12 hours ago
At a minimum, immediately go back to court and have spousal support cancelled BEFORE he blows through the money and still expects you to support him.
MrPeanut1234511 hours ago
What does she deserve? Unless there's something in the divorce agreement about her getting additional money, she doesn't deserve anything. This money came after they got divorced, not during their marriage, so what claim does she have?
robert13 hours ago
new title: "CAN"T BUY ME LOVE"
tammi9 hours ago
Within a month, we'll see the article in which she is suing for compensation. I bet she has already been in contact with an attorney.
Jason9 hours ago
Good for her. He will likely remain unemployed for life. He's a do-nothing slob. Money won't change that. He'll blow through it in 5 years and be incredibly broke.
Laura10 hours ago
don't worry lady, i'm sure he will find some women who wants (money) him !