Newt Gingrich might have a way with words, but he has an even better way with diamonds.
Gingrich is said to have bought $1 million worth of jewelry to buy off his hesitant wife who did not want him to run for president, writes the Daily Mail.
The revelations come in a new e-book, Election 2012: The Battle Begins, written by Real Clear Politics' Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon. No sources are named.
The GOP contender took wife Callista on a luxury cruise vacation to Greece and proceeded to shower her with gems from Tiffany's to get her to approve of his run for the White House.
Gingrich's campaign team immediately rejected the claims as nonsense spun by former campaign officials, reports the Huffington Post.
The candidate's former chief campaign advisor now works for opponent Rick Perry.
The book also explicitly attacks Callista Gingrich.
She's the single worst influence on a candidate I've ever seen, one campaign strategist told Bevan and Cannon.
This campaign strategist is the same source that alleges Gingrich purchased a necklace reportedly worth six figures ... to 'buy Callista off' so she'd acquiesce to a presidential run.
Supposedly his now ex-aides advised him not to go on the cruise to Greece but Gingrich went anyway, believing that the cruise would save his relationship with Callista, who is 22 years younger than him.
In Newt's mind, it was the cruise or his marriage. And he didn't want to get married a fourth time, said a source identified by Cannon and Bevan as a person with knowledge of the discussions.
Back in May, Gingrich made a comment about Paul Ryan's budget on Meet the Press which was followed by a discussion of his line of credit at Tiffany's.
Supposedly, at one point, Gringrich owed Tiffany's $500,000, reports the Daily Mail.
Gingrich is currently rising in the polls and his team does appears unphased by any criticism raised in the new book.
My hunch is this story will have a happy ending, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond responded to the Huffington Post.