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Governor’s “Closest” Advisor Splits With Wife

Tim Pearson – the irascible 30-year-old man-child who has been by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s side since 2009 – is reportedly no longer by his wife’s side. It’s not clear at this point what prompted their separation, but multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that Pearson and his wife “Gig” are no…

Tim Pearson – the irascible 30-year-old man-child who has been by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s side since 2009 – is reportedly no longer by his wife’s side.

It’s not clear at this point what prompted their separation, but multiple sources have confirmed to FITS that Pearson and his wife “Gig” are no longer a couple.

Hmmmm … so does “Gig” get to keep that $50,000 a year part-time, taxpayer-funded position in the governor’s cabinet? We shall see … silence in South Carolina can be pretty costly.

Pearson was Haley’s chief of staff from January 2011 until last November, when he resigned to begin working on the governor’s 2014 reelection bid. The only advisor Haley has ever completely trusted, Pearson played a central role in covering up at least one of her affairs – although to his credit he did express regret over the scorched earth strategy that Haley (successfully) employed against her accuser.

How close are Pearson and Haley? He reportedly handles her campaign cell phone – sending emails and text messages on her behalf. He also sits in on almost every meeting Haley takes.

With Pearson running her 2010 campaign, Haley limped to a weaker-than-expected win over S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden). As chief of staff, Pearson was a disaster – with Haley’s approval ratings literally in the toilet at the time of his departure.

Given Haley and Pearson’s inseparable proximity – and the timing of this separation (less than two months after Haley’s husband deployed for Afghanistan) – the S.C. State House rumor mill is in full swing regarding what may have prompted the split.

At this point we’ll refrain from speculating … except to say we wouldn’t be surprised if the governor has another “other woman” problem on her hands.

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50 comments

Neil March 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Maybe Tim is like Will. He beat his wife and she left him. Thats just as plausible as any other theories.

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You know me March 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Will did not beat his wife.

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Just another guy March 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Correct, it was his girlfriend.

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Neil March 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Maybe Tim is like Will. He beat his wife and she left him. Thats just as plausible as any other theories.

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You know me March 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Will did not beat his wife.

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Just another guy March 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Correct, it was his girlfriend.

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You know me March 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Hooka Boots the other woman? Say it ain’t so.

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You know me March 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Hooka Boots the other woman? Say it ain’t so.

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Next to you in traffic March 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I’d be curious to know what happened to his car. Looks like he was on the losing end of a yellow painted concret pole (or something similar).

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Next to you in traffic March 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I’d be curious to know what happened to his car. Looks like he was on the losing end of a yellow painted concret pole (or something similar).

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

If Nikki is playing with Tim, would that make her a “Cougar”?

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 7:56 pm

No, it would make her desperate !

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

O.K. owb, I’ll concede on that!

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

If Nikki is playing with Tim, would that make her a “Cougar”?

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 7:56 pm

No, it would make her desperate !

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Sailor March 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

O.K. owb, I’ll concede on that!

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George March 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

David Beasley banged his “spokeswoman” Ginny Wolfe while she was spread-eagle on her back on the governor’s big desk and got caught in the act. Sounds like deja vu all over again.

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nitrat March 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Not that good Christian boy??

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Robert March 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I’ve always wondered why the Beasley story didn’t get reported. He and Ginny were a known item and not sure about “spread eagle”; I was told he was caught receiving some oral support.

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Miller March 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Ginny was on his desk, Beasley humping her, standing up, holding her legs up and open by her ankles. They totally, incredibly forgot to lock the door, and the story went by phone like lightening (1987). Ginny’s husband went ballistic furious with her as much as Beasley. HE made Ginny quit. This is standard fare in politics. Fritz Hollings did the same thing in his DC office with his secretary, who is still alive but whose maiden name initials are B.B. Clinton did it 15+ times with Monica in his office, but those were BJs.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The story I heard back when it happened was that Beasley’s wife pushed her way past two SLED agents who were standing guard outside the door and walked in to find David and Ginny doing the wild thing. There was speculation that she was tipped off by someone after a pattern was recognized in the rendezvous.

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You know me March 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

She wasn’t the only one, I hear.

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George March 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

David Beasley banged his “spokeswoman” Ginny Wolfe while she was spread-eagle on her back on the governor’s big desk and got caught in the act. Sounds like deja vu all over again.

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nitrat March 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Not that good Christian boy??

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Robert March 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I’ve always wondered why the Beasley story didn’t get reported. He and Ginny were a known item and not sure about “spread eagle”; I was told he was caught receiving some oral support.

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Miller March 1, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Ginny was on his desk, Beasley humping her, standing up, holding her legs up and open by her ankles. They totally, incredibly forgot to lock the door, and the story went by phone like lightening (1987). Ginny’s husband went ballistic furious with her as much as Beasley. HE made Ginny quit. This is standard fare in politics. Fritz Hollings did the same thing in his DC office with his secretary, who is still alive but whose maiden name initials are B.B. Clinton did it 15+ times with Monica in his office, but those were BJs.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

The story I heard back when it happened was that Beasley’s wife pushed her way past two SLED agents who were standing guard outside the door and walked in to find David and Ginny doing the wild thing. There was speculation that she was tipped off by someone after a pattern was recognized in the rendezvous.

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You know me March 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

She wasn’t the only one, I hear.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 1:03 am

Anybody notice how she’s playing with her wedding ring while sitting next to him in this pic?

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action speak louder than word March 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Holy smokes! Very observant. Body language experts usually have an opinion on that casual gesture. Sanford did the same in one of his earlier 2009 post scandal press conferences where he threw the ring on to convince us of his earnestness in “trying to fall back in love” with his wife.

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Dr. D March 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

You are correct! A woman, or man thinking of infidelity, or sexual fantasy of someone other than their spouse, will unconsciously play with their wedding ring . This will alo occur when in the presence of a current or past lover. It is very likely, she is having thoughts in this photo.

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FreeWilly March 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

And the sign in the background of “Ballroom”. Maybe that is what Trikki is thinking about getting into.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 1:03 am

Anybody notice how she’s playing with her wedding ring while sitting next to him in this pic?

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action speak louder than word March 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Holy smokes! Very observant. Body language experts usually have an opinion on that casual gesture. Sanford did the same in one of his earlier 2009 post scandal press conferences where he threw the ring on to convince us of his earnestness in “trying to fall back in love” with his wife.

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Dr. D March 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

You are correct! A woman, or man thinking of infidelity, or sexual fantasy of someone other than their spouse, will unconsciously play with their wedding ring . This will alo occur when in the presence of a current or past lover. It is very likely, she is having thoughts in this photo.

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FreeWilly March 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

And the sign in the background of “Ballroom”. Maybe that is what Trikki is thinking about getting into.

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BigT March 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Translation: Why FITS sings the blues.

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BigT March 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Translation: Why FITS sings the blues.

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truth and consequences March 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

No worries Nikki.The Deputy Communications Director for the Elizabeth Colbert Busch campaign is accusing black, NFL star, Ray Lewis, of being a murderer.
This story will be old news shortly.

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truth and consequences March 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

No worries Nikki.The Deputy Communications Director for the Elizabeth Colbert Busch campaign is accusing black, NFL star, Ray Lewis, of being a murderer.
This story will be old news shortly.

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truth and consequences March 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

“I bet we agree more then we disagree, but conversation for a different time. tune in at 1030 on Msnbc to see who I do media and communications for.”
This quote is from Facebook and an individual that is apparently Deputy Communications Director for the Elizabeth Colbert Busch campaign.
This individual also has apparently posted on Facebook that “Ray Lewis.Reminding our bright,young youth that you can do anything as long as you can tackle and thank God afterwords” and “do they let murders into the White House even if they are on a Super Bowl team” and “a murderer sets a Super Bowl Ring and the Ravens win on a blown call. The world is right I guess.”
Never knew Ray Lewis was convicted of murder. Wonder if Ray,his attorney and the White House are aware of this false allegation by an individual that is a self-proclaimed “media and communications” guy for Elizabeth Colbert Busch?
Sounds racist to me. Just my opinion.

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truth and consequences March 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

“I bet we agree more then we disagree, but conversation for a different time. tune in at 1030 on Msnbc to see who I do media and communications for.”
This quote is from Facebook and an individual that is apparently Deputy Communications Director for the Elizabeth Colbert Busch campaign.
This individual also has apparently posted on Facebook that “Ray Lewis.Reminding our bright,young youth that you can do anything as long as you can tackle and thank God afterwords” and “do they let murders into the White House even if they are on a Super Bowl team” and “a murderer sets a Super Bowl Ring and the Ravens win on a blown call. The world is right I guess.”
Never knew Ray Lewis was convicted of murder. Wonder if Ray,his attorney and the White House are aware of this false allegation by an individual that is a self-proclaimed “media and communications” guy for Elizabeth Colbert Busch?
Sounds racist to me. Just my opinion.

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truth and consequences March 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Latest bizarre and incoherent message coming from the Elizabeth Colbert Busch Campaign via its Deputy Communications Director:
February 22
“Just argued with my mom that she can’t get married in a month to Brian because the single mom bit is better for me politically
#i gotta problem”
Booze,drugs,nuts or none of the above?

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truth and consequences March 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Latest bizarre and incoherent message coming from the Elizabeth Colbert Busch Campaign via its Deputy Communications Director:
February 22
“Just argued with my mom that she can’t get married in a month to Brian because the single mom bit is better for me politically
#i gotta problem”
Booze,drugs,nuts or none of the above?

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Rick March 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

Isn’t the First Douche in Afghanistan? Curious timing…

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Rick March 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

Isn’t the First Douche in Afghanistan? Curious timing…

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fatkat March 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Looking at her body language….Wonder if there is a reason she is turning the rings on her left hand….Is she turning them off or on???

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fatkat March 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Looking at her body language….Wonder if there is a reason she is turning the rings on her left hand….Is she turning them off or on???

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Homer Simpson March 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

My wife says “Indian women smell funny.” What does that mean, Will? Fishy? Curry? Mint?

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Homer Simpson March 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

My wife says “Indian women smell funny.” What does that mean, Will? Fishy? Curry? Mint?

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