Since her career exploded onto the scene when she ran for vice president in 2008, Sarah Palin’s life has become increasingly difficult. But things have now reached a new low. In June, while speaking with Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson, Palin revealed that her husband had sent her an email informing her of his intention to divorce her. Instead of telling her personally, Palin’s husband’s attorney sent an email to the former governor and reality television star informing her of the situation.
The divorce between Todd Palin and his wife, Margaret, was not finalized until September of last year. However, his legal representative got the procedure moving with an email sent on June 19 that caught Todd off guard.
During an interview with a Christian television network, Palin recounted the stress she felt when her spouse began the divorce procedure via email. It was frightening for her to receive notification of the divorce filing in her own life.
“I thought I got shot,” Palin stated.
Todd Palin, on the other hand, has announced his intention to call it quits in his marriage to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Todd said that while he is ready to call it quits in his marriage with Sarah Palin, she is not yet ready to say goodbye. She informed Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson that she was going through marital counseling and their marriage isn’t “over, over.” Rather, Palin claimed that attorneys are taking advantage of this situation by nickel-and-diming them for everything they possibly can, allowing them to “get rich” off the Palins.
On the Christian show hosted by James Dobson called Family Talk Christian ministry, Palin shared all of her family’s information. According to Dobson, the interview took place prior to his statement and Palin wanted her side of the story out to the public before her family’s name is dragged through the mud during divorce proceedings.
Dobson urged his audience to devote a few moments to pray for Sarah Palin. Palin advised her supporters that if they felt so inclined, they could send her a specific prayer, which was:
“God’s will to be done, but that God would make sure that we know that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
“It still has to be mowed,” interrupted Dobson.
“And it still has to be mowed,” Palin added.
While announcing her divorce, she said that while her family is breaking down, God does not approve of families splitting apart if marriage counseling is unavailable.
“And to me, in a general sense, marriage is so extremely important as the foundation of our nation. It helps make America that much greener, is that security of family, and I’m not to the point of wanting mine to be split,” she stated.
Todd and Sarah have been married since 1988. They have five children and five grandchildren together.
Todd filed for divorce on his fifty-fifth birthday, using initials instead of their names to keep the process less personal.
Todd requested joint legal and physical custody of Trig, the couple’s youngest. The older children are all emancipated minors.
Todd is consulting with Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo to assist him in ending his marriage to the former governor.