What happened: Bill de Blasio, the widely reviled former mayor of New York City, announced that he and Chirlane McCray, his lesbian wife of nearly 30 years, are separating.
• The couple does not plan to get a divorce and will date other people while continuing to live together in their Park Slope townhouse.
• De Blasio and McCray discussed their unusual relationship status in a three-hour interview with the New York Times.
What they're saying: "For the guy who took the chance on a woman who was an out lesbian and wrote an article called 'I Am a Lesbian,'" de Blasio said in the interview, "there was a part of me that would at times say, 'Hmmm, is this like a time bomb ticking? Is this something that you're going to regret later on?' So I always lived with that stuff."
What we found: An extensive Washington Free Beacon investigation has uncovered what appear to be several online dating profiles belonging to the single-and-ready-to-mingle former mayor, whose résumé also includes failed campaigns for president and the U.S. Congress.