The former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin are splitting up after more than three decades of marriage. Todd registers for divorce at an Alaska courthouse on Friday, which also appeared to be the same day as his 55th birthday.
He told “disagreement of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” according to a copy of his divorce grievance, dated Aug. 27.
Sarah and Todd married in August 1988. The former couple is parents of five children which areTrack, 30, Bristol, 28, Willow, 25, Piper, 18, and Trig, 11.
Todd is attempting joint custody of Trig, according to the complaint, and equitable distribution of their assets. “It is in the best interest of the minor child that the parties have joint legal custody,” the documents state, adding that Todd is also requesting “shared physical custody.”
Sarah, elected as governor in 2006. John McCain‘s ticket as a vice-presidential candidate in his unsuccessful run for the White House. She later became a reality TV star. Though the conservative duo lost to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Sarah was named one of America’s 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 by Barbara Walters. She was also selected as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2010. Palin retired from her role as governor on July 2009, later being succeeded by Sean Parnell.
She told throughout a news conference which opens a New Window, “As I assumed about this announcement that I would not request re-election, I thought about how much fun other governors have as lame ducks,”
Then she continued, “They maybe travel around their state, travel to other states, maybe take their overseas international trade missions. I’m not going to put Alaskans through that.”
Palin also said in a statement “I promised efficiencies and effectiveness. That’s not, however, I’m wired. I’m not wired to work under the same old politics as normal.”