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John, Monica Conyers ‘reconciled,’ no longer divorcing

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit’s “power couple” — U.S. Rep. John Conyers and his wife, former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers — have reconciled and will not be divorcing, their attorneys said Tuesday.

Trial was scheduled for the couple’s divorce proceedings Tuesday before Third Circuit Family Division Judge Alexis A. Glendening. Instead, the couple and their attorneys announced a settlement after negotiations.

“They have reconciled ... (and) they will move forward as a family united,” said high-profile attorney Arnold E. Reed, who is representing John Conyers, D-Detroit. “Both mutually decided they’re going to make it work and put the effort in and keep (their) family together.

“It’s a move that I fully supported and I fully encouraged. I have nothing but bright hopes for their future together.”

Monica Conyers’ attorney, Daniel Findling, also expressed enthusiasm for the couple’s decision to kiss and make up.

“The divorce case is dismissed,” he said. “The couple is working toward bridging the difficulties of the past and working toward a wonderful future,” he said. “In terms of the journey , (it) is complete today. No more divorce. I’m very pleased for the both of them.”

The couple renewed their vows in Detroit last August even though they were in the middle of divorce proceedings.

The couple last week faced a couple days of worry and fear when their 21-year-old son, Carl, was reported missing from his apartment at the University of Houston, where he is a student. He was found safe two days later, around 1 a.m. local time, by university police in his apartment. It is not clear where Carl Conyers was during his disappearance.

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