Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 41 years, 2,185 covers and 55,435 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Kendra and Hank Reveal the Truth About His Sex Scandal
- The Best Photos from the Week of June 22- June 29, 2015
- See the Most Intimate Look at the Kennedy Family Yet
- Journey Drummer Held Without Bail on Rape Charges: Deen Castronovo 'Quite Frankly, Is Unstable,' Says Prosecutor
- Jennifer Garner's Past Romances: A Love Life in the Spotlight
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- December 31, 1990
- Vol. 34
- No. 26
After Standing by Her Man, a Political Wife Says, 'Enough'
For 6½ excruciating weeks last summer, as witnesses in Barry's 14-count drug and perjury trial told tale after tale of alleged drug offenses and sexual dalliances, Effi wore the mask of forbearance. Even when she saw an FBI tape of her husband asking former model Rasheeda Moore for sex, smoking crack and attempting to fondle Moore's breasts, she did little more than stiffen.
To those who know Effi Barry, her refusal to dissolve under pressure came as no surprise. The 46-year-old former model, business analyst and flight attendant had long ago resolved to ignore her husband's widely rumored infidelities. "She has the patience of Job." says Max Berry, the outgoing Mayor's onetime finance chairman. But even the most dutiful wife has a breaking point. Her resolve may have begun to crumble last winter, after she saw news footage of Christopher—her 10-year-old son with Barry—leaving home with a blanket over his head. "She told me that seeing her son in the posture of someone guilty had to be the most painful experience she ever had," says WRC-TV reporter Barbara Harrison.
Around Thanksgiving, Effi moved with Christopher to an apartment in Northwest Washington; there has been no talk of a reconciliation with Barry, who was convicted of just one count of cocaine possession.
Standing amid still-unpacked boxes, Effi Barry looks to the future as resolutely as she faced the untidy past. "I'm trying to do the right thing." she says, "and I'm just going to take it one step at a time."
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!