Washington Examiner: Roy Moore likely began dating his wife while she was married

Roy Moore and his wife, Kayla
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At Roy Moore's rally Tuesday night in Alabama, one speaker denounced the "fake news" and "all the lies from The Washington Post," which first reported that Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate, had inappropriate sexual relationships with teenage girls as young as 14 when he was in his 30s. But it was the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner that reported Tuesday night that Moore probably started dating his wife while she was still married to her first husband — technically, adultery.

According to public divorce records, Kayla Moore and her first husband, John Charles Heald, separated on Dec. 1, 1984; filed for divorce on Dec. 28, 1984; and finalized the split on April 19, 1985, the Examiner reports. According to his 2005 book, So Help Me God, Moore met Kayla the week before Christmas 1984, writing later: "I was determined to get to know her, but Kayla, divorced and with a beautiful little girl, Heather, who was nearly a year old, was not interested in a relationship with anyone." Moore said they began dating "early in the new year," 1985, and dated for "about a year." They were married on Dec. 14, 1985.

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