"It Was Devastating:" Sarah Palin Gets Real About Her Divorce As She Found Out About It Via Email

November 15, 2019

Divorces can be tough, and Sarah Palin is currently coping with the possibility of one after being married for over three decades.

According to ADN, Sarah's husband Todd Palen has filed to end their marriage. In a document obtained by the publication, the 55-year-old oil field production operator cited his reason for filing as "incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife."

In the filing, Todd asked for joint custody of their youngest child, Trig.

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Since these reports began circulating, supporters of the couple have been wondering how their seemingly perfect marriage came crashing down. Now Sarah is sharing her side of the whole thing.

A surprising divorce

In a recent interview with author James Dobson, Sarah confirmed that her marriage is indeed coming to an end as she also revealed the surprising way she learned about it.

The former Alaska governor said she learned about Todd's intention to get a divorce via an email that was sent from his legal counsel.

I found out from an email from an attorney saying that she was hired and that was on June 19th, I'll never forget it.

It was reported that Todd filed for divorce in September, one week after their 31st anniversary. Sarah expressed her shock, saying:

It was devastating. I thought I got shot... Except for the death of a child, I don't know what could be more [painful].

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She, however, expressed hope that her marriage may not be over as she revealed that she and Todd are currently undergoing counseling.

She added that she believed in the institution of marriage and that their children, Track, 30, Bristol, 29, Willow, 25, Piper, 18, and Trig, 11, don't like that the idea of their parents getting divorced.

Support for Sarah

Some social media users expressed their support for the politician and also sympathized over how she heard about the divorce.

The news about Sarah and Todd's possible divorce was unexpected. But hearing her side of the story, it's safe to say that a final decision on the matter has not been made. And at this point, they are both trying to see if there's any hope left for the union.

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