Documents show that Sarah Palin, Alaska’s ex-governor, and Todd Palin, her marriage of more than three decades, discreetly formalized their divorce this spring. The divorce was finalized on March 23, following a non-contested hearing, and the case has been sealed for quite some time, according to the docket and confirmation from an Alaska court official.
On his 55th birthday, September 6, Todd submitted the initial divorce paperwork. His first lawsuit stated the couple’s “incompatibility of temperament such that they find it hard to live together as husband and wife.”
According to his complaint, Todd wanted to split their assets fairly and share custody of their youngest son, Trig. Docket records show no child support order was issued, but other case materials were kept secret after sealing. This week, neither Sarah nor Todd nor their respective divorce attorneys responded to requests for comment.
Sarah, now 56 years old, gave her only public interview on the dissolution of her marriage to Dr. James Dobson last October, saying, “a week after our 31st anniversary is when he filed.” “It’s not easy to talk about,” she stated. She described it as “devastating” to her audience.
I honestly believed someone shot me. Even yet, she emphasized, “We’re going through counseling now,” and that “it’s not finished.” “When my children don’t enjoy something, I know I’ve succeeded in raising a generation that values individuality and self-expression. This is helpful, for sure. This is hardly a couple who would ever remark, “Oh, it takes two to tango.”
“In November, she mentioned this on Dobson’s podcast. They are upset because they have been taught that you are committing yourself to God forever by making a covenant with God. They eloped in August of 1988 after meeting in high school, and now they have five children together, including Trig, who is 12 and still lives at home.
The accomplishments Sarah Palin has made in her life, and her work are remarkable. According to her obituary, she made history as the first female governor of Alaska and as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee in 2008.
After McCain was defeated in the election, Palin resigned as governor the following year due to the high cost of defending herself against an ethics lawsuit (per ABC News). The mother of five had previously been a proud hockey mom who worked hard for her state before being thrown into the global spotlight.
Politicians are familiar with the brunette thanks to Tina Fey’s “Saturday Night Live” impression of her (available on YouTube) and Palin’s offbeat statements in interviews. There was Sarah Heath, Miss Alaska’s third runner-up in 1984, before Sarah Palin, the politician.
For those who say it’s wrong to “classlessly cheer” Sarah Palin’s divorce, I’d reply that she opposes same-sex marriage. If divorce “hurts everyone’s life in the family,” it would be even worse for our five kids if my marriage to my husband was nullified. https://t.co/PemQNBX80M
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 10, 2019
The future governor graduated from college with a journalism degree in 1987 and she and her high school love, Todd Palin, secretly wed the following year. Together, they helped run his family’s commercial fishing business when they were young.
Bristol, Willow, Piper, Track, and Trig were the super couple’s offspring. Even though Palin appeared to have it all from the outside, her marriage was crumbling as her small Alaskan bubble was shattered.
Sarah Palin’s Husband ‘Files For Divorce’
There have been claims that Sarah Palin’s husband, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential contender Todd Palin, filed for divorce last Friday. Both have been in marriage since 1988. NBC News said the divorce complaint claims “incompatibility of temperament” and that “they find it hard to live together as husband and wife” grounds for separation.
The Anchorage divorce complaint only utilizes initials (SLP for Sarah Louise Palin and TMP for Theodore Michael Palin) rather than full names (Todd Mitchell Palin). The document includes information consistent with the Palin family, including the number of children and birth dates that match those of Sarah and Todd.
Despite Sarah Palin’s meteoric rise to fame after she was chosen as vice presidential nominee for Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, Todd Palin largely stayed out of the spotlight and avoided the media. This was true even after the Palin family began appearing on reality television.
When Did Sarah Palin and Todd Palin Get Divorce?
According to People, Todd Palin filed for divorce in 2019 from his wife of 31 years, alleging “incompatibility of temperament.” Their reason for breaking up was never made known to the public. However, it is conceivable that the stresses of celebrity were a contributing factor.
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Friend of the family John Coale said to the media, “The journey to this point was certainly not short. It was too much for the family, and I doubt anyone could have handled it. This is a tragedy. Sarah Palin is wonderful, but her family appears to be in shambles ” (via People). According to legal documents, the couple secretly divorced in the early 2020s.
Even though they were constantly under scrutiny, the Palins were able to let the ink dry on their divorce papers without anyone catching on. According to the court records, the divorce was finalized on March 25, 2020. According to the reports, this announcement came on Todd’s 55th birthday, almost 10 months after he had initially filed for divorce.
The news that “they find it hard to live together as husband and wife” shocked the couple’s legion of devoted fans. The legalese is reminiscent of other divorces that cite irreconcilable differences. While the details of the Palins’ request for joint custody of their youngest son Trig remain sealed, much is known.