Sarah Palin, Todd Palin near divorce, according to reports
WASHINGTON — It appears Todd Palin, the husband of former Alaska Gov. and 2008 Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, is filing for divorce, the Associated Press and the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.
The court documents appear to show that Todd Palin asked to dissolve the 31-year-marriage, citing “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” according to the Anchorage Daily News.
The documents use their initials instead of full names: T.M.P against S.L.P, respectively, as Todd’s middle name is Mitchell and Sarah’s is Louise, the AP reported.
The documents accurately cite the Palins’ marriage date as August 29, 1988, and the birthdates for the couple correspond as well, the AP also reported.
The documents also list a child under initials T.P.V.P born April 18, 2008, also according to the AP. The youngest Palin child, Trig Paxson Van Palin, was born that day.
The rest of the couple’s children are over the age of 18.
Sarah Palin rose overnight to national prominence when John McCain tapped her to run as his VP in 2008 on the GOP ticket against Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The divorce filing was first reported by Anchorage blogger Craig Medred and the Anchorage Daily News.