Sarah Palin's husband Todd files for divorce after 31 years together, court papers reveal
The former Alaskan governor's husband cited in the filing that "incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife" was the reason he asked for the marriage to be dissolved
Sarah Palin's husband Todd Palin reportedly filed for divorce from his wife on September 6 at an Alaska courthouse. It was also reported that Todd has requested joint custody of son Trig Palin. Their other children Willow, Track, Piper and Bristol Palin are over 18 years old.
According to Anchorage Daily News, the former Alaskan governor's husband cited in the filing that "incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife" was the reason he asked for the marriage to be dissolved. The divorce filing also reportedly doesn't use full names of the individuals involved in the filing in question.
Instead, only initials of the individuals have been used along with their date of marriage and their son Trig's birth date. Todd Palin will be represented by attorney Kimberlee Colbo from Anchorage who said in the filing that she would ask of the court to designate the divorce confidential as it moves forward.
Sarah was elected as Governor in 2006 and rose to fame in 2008 when the then-Republican presidential nominee John McCain chose her as his running mate making the Palins not just household names but also spotlighted the former couple's hometown of Wasilla. Speaking of their marriage in a 2011 interview the former governor revealed she and Todd had eloped because they wanted to save their parents the trouble of financing a wedding. They have been married for 31 years.
Sarah resigned from the post of governor in 2009 and since then has kept a low profile in politics while still staying in the spotlight through her books and when her daughter Bristol Palin made headlines when she got pregnant at the age of 17. Bristol's relationship status over the years became tabloid fodder and she even went on to join the MTV show 'Teen Mom' which she quit in April 2019.