He tried marriage and fatherhood, flirted with being a governor, he accepted being gay and then he finally announced he would be a priest.
But it isn't time to call ex-New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey 'father' just yet - for his bid to join the Episcopal Church has been rejected.
Church sources have said that McGreevey's sexuality has nothing to do with the rebuttal and everything to do with him being a 'jackass'.
McGreevey shocked the nation when it was discovered that only 34 days after he came into office the then-married governor embarked on a homosexual affair with an Israeli - who would later become his security adviser.
When he resigned he made a poignant and landmark speech about being a 'gay American' - the first openly gay state governor in U.S. history.
He joined the Episcopal Church - who have long embraced gay parishioners and clergy - in 2007, embarking on a life of good deeds and charity work with former prisoners and drug addicts.
But according to the New York Post, the church was reluctant to let him join due to his bitter divorce to his second wife Dina Matos.
A source with the Episcopal Diocese of Newark told the Post: 'It was not being gay but for being a jackass -- McGreevey didn't come out of the whole divorce looking good.'
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