Sarah Palin always manages to find a way to wiggle back into the nightly news cycle, but this time it’s not her own doing: her husband Todd Palin has filed for divorce, according to reports from the Anchorage Superior Court where the paperwork was submitted. The information indicates that Todd filed for divorce on August 29, only about a week after the two celebrated (or didn’t) their anniversary.
The reasoning is far from specific, but even without details few would be surprised. Todd says that the two “find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
The divorce papers don’t use their full names, but they document obvious details about the Palin family, including the birthday of their son, Trig, who suffers from Down Syndrome. Todd requested shared custody. The documents request an equitable share of all assets and debts acquired during marriage.
Sarah Palin shot to fame when Senator John McCain chose her to be his running mate in the 2008 election he ultimately lost to the now former president, Barack Obama, and his vice president, Joe Biden.
Todd stands in stark contrast to Sarah as having avoided the lion’s share of the limelight, except in the weeks after a serious snowmobile accident in 2016 when he broke several ribs, a shoulder blade, and clavicle. He also suffered from lacerations on his leg and a collapsed lung.
Reported emails do little to document the couple’s relationship, but they do shed light on Todd’s involvement with Sarah’s political career. According to the emails, they discussed economic issues like marine regulation and wildfires in addition to economic and political issues like oil and gas production, budgets, education, vetoes, staffing, etc.
The couple’s family life might be rockier than imagined: in late 2017, their son Track Palin was charged with breaking and entering the family home, and then assault and battery after a scuffle with Todd. He took a plea deal in order to see the charges reduced.
Their daughter Bristol has also been in the news for her participation in a reality TV program called Teen Mom after she became pregnant with her son, Tripp, at age seventeen.
The couple has yet to comment on the potential divorce proceedings.
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