A story by Willamette Week found that Hayes used her roles as First Lady and adviser to advance her private consulting business.
Kitzhaber says Hayes has done nothing wrong with her outside work.
He says she doesn't take a state salary and no longer has any contracts or paychecks from any entity.
Willamette Week also revealed that Hayes had a third marriage in 1997 with an Ethiopian immigrant -- a union that apparently the Governor didn't know about until this week when the newspaper revealed it.
Hayes is expected to release a statement on Thursday on the marriage that lasted a couple years, but one that had her husband living in North Carolina and Hayes living in Washington State.