“I hear some stories about children who won’t talk to their parents after the divorce, or about siblings who don’t talk to each other. I know many families deal with situations like that,” Cushman says. “We’re very close. I talk to my dad every day and talk to my sister… well, I don’t know how many times a day, calling and texting. Same with my mom.”
And years after the divorce, the relationship between Gingrich and his first wife, Cushman says, is not contentious but bound by a shared sense of duty and love for their daughters.