Skip to comments.Storm over, Schiavo to remarry
Posted on 01/21/2006 2:03:21 PM PST by amdgmary
They might have done this years ago, but he already had a wife.
Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County on Friday. She listed her last marriage as ending in divorce on March 29, 1989. He listed his as ending in death on March 31, 2005.
Their relationship has long been a curious sidenote in the national right-to-die case of Michael's first wife, Terri Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years.
Michael Schiavo, 42, has called Jodi Centonze his fiancee for at least six years, relatives said. They live together and have two young children. For years Jodi has been the other woman, the target of death threats and scorn. Michael always had Terri, and his famous legal fight to let her go.
That ended in March, when Terri's feeding tube was removed against the wishes of her parents, many in the religious community and the Florida legislature.
Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze have had a relatively quiet life since Terri's death.
Family members confirmed Friday the Pinellas County marriage license, but would not reveal details of the upcoming wedding, saying they hoped to keep media attention to a minimum.
"I know it's going to be big news when it happens," said Jodi's brother John Centonze. "I've even had the (National) Enquirer contact me offering me money to give them pictures if they got married. Five grand just for a picture of my sister and they didn't care how old it was."
He said he hopes the wedding will be a step toward normalcy.
Michael Schiavo's brother Brian was more coy. "What wedding?" he said. "I have to call them and find out why I haven't been invited."
John Centonze said the wedding will take place sometime before his sister's 41st birthday on Valentine's Day. He said he hasn't rented a tuxedo yet because "it's too early."
Jodi Centonze was in Michael Schiavo's life before the lawsuits and the cameras.
The two met in a dentist's office and began a relationship about 11 years ago. Terri was already in a nursing home. She had collapsed in 1990, likely from a potassium imbalance.
Then came the split between Michael and his in-laws, followed by eight years of litigation. Michael said he had given up on Terri's chances of recovering and had promised not to keep her alive by artificial means. Bob and Mary Schindler accused their son-in-law of trying to kill their daughter so he could keep money from a malpractice settlement.
The case reached the Florida Legislature, the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, the White House, the Vatican and the national conscience. Protesters outside Terri's hospice in Pinellas Park held signs that said, "Michael don't plan the wedding yet, we still have hope!" and "Arrest Mike for bigamy."
Friends and relatives say Michael Schiavo told them then that Terri was his first love and the only woman he called his wife.
The marriage license is valid for 60 days.
Sounds like they deserve each other.
Ping. Michael Schiavo and his concubine applied for a marriage license.
Michael celebrates his upcoming marriage to Jodi
"Terri was already in a nursing home. She had collapsed in 1990, likely from a potassium imbalance."
There the media goes again, saying something that just ins't true!!!!!!!!!
As fas ar Jodi and Michael, we all knew it was a matter of time before this happens. Big deal, they will end in divorce soon enough!
The medical examiner admitted that Terri didn't collapse from a postassium imbalance, but the St. Pete Slimes continues to report the lies they reported for many years.
Not likely! Not likely a young woman in her twenties would be so damaged by a potassium imbalance, yet strong enough in her forties (after fifteen years of immobility yet) to endure 13 days of total starvation.
And if Michael Schiavo really thought a potassium imbalance did that to her, he'd have made sure she got another potassium imbalance to finish the job, long ago.
"Per her wishes," *wink*
Some people may need potassium level adjustments in this case, but it never was Terri Schindler.
He should've done this 10 years ago, instead of remaining married to Terri in name only, and ultimately getting a chance to kill her.
Wow . . . the Centonze slut will finally be made an "honest" woman!
Wonder if she can sleep with one eye open.
I think I'll send them a dozen roses for their upcoming nups, waht do you think?? Oh, and the color? BLACK!!!!!!!!!!
May his new wife... make him as happy as he made his former wife.....
We should start organizations to save Jodi's life now. If we start early this time, maybe we will have a chance. Even though I don't particularly like her
That paper deliberately spreads false statements. How pathetic.
Hmmm. "Til death do us part"?
Come to think of it, Jodi's in the insurance business, isn't she? Wonder what her viatical tables predict HER life expectancy to be, what with her "risk factors"?
The St. Pete Slimes knows damn well the autopsy discredited the potassium imbalance as the cause of Terri's collapse. This is far beyond sloppiness or lazy reporting, it is willful deceit. America's "free press" on parade... free to lie. The Slimes were eager accomplices to Michael, they are putrid propagandists, with blood on their hands.
Mikey and Jodi should probably give them an exclusive to the wedding, since they might not be having one without the tireless efforts of the St. Pete Times to shape public opinion to the desired outcome.
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