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Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and his wife of 33 years, Gail Gregg, are separating. In a statement, they said, “We have made the difficult decision to separate after 33 years of marriage. We are fortunate to have the love and support of our two children, other family members and close friends and colleagues. This is a private matter and we will not discuss it further.”
Back in February, Mr. Sulzberger had transferred ownership of the family’s 64th and Central Park West co-op to his wife for $3.2 million. When reached by phone by the Observer at their New Paltz home back then, Ms. Gregg wouldn’t comment on the deal, and when a Times spokeswoman was asked whethe r the couple was separating, she said the deal was done for estate-planning purposes and would not comment further.
In Alex Jones and Susan Tifft’s authoritative account of the family that owns the Time s, The Trust , they detail the couple’s relationship. They began dating when Pinch was a senior at Tufts and was visiting his mother in Kansas for Thanksgiving 1973 at a house across the street from Ms. Gregg’s. They fell in love right away, and moved in together in January 1974. “She was forceful and self-assured the very strengths he tried to cultivate in himself, though his way of expressing them tended to be cocky and confrontational.” Mr. Jones and Ms. Tifft wote.