One of the biggest “inconvenient truths” of Hungarian politics in recent years was the fact that the most public face of Jobbik during the right-wing party’s spectacular arrival on the scene in the 2009 European Parliament elections – academic/layer Krisztina Morvai – was (in our cheeky words at the time) happily married to a Jew. Not any more!
Sometime in the past few weeks, Morvai and her husband, leftish TV host György Baló, got a divorce, having for the past several years lived separately in their house. According to hirszerzo.hu, the former couple released a short statement saying “We have gotten a divorce. We continue raising our children together.”
The media first reported that the couple’s relationship had deteriorated in 2009, when a friend of the family said they had been living on different floors in their house for years and had only decided not to get a divorce because they thought such a change would have had a negative effect on their children’s development.
Hopefully the children will now be under less stress from what was clearly a very tense and confusing situation. Same for everyone else.