Sarah Palin’s husband Todd has filed for divorce from the former Alaska governor. Todd Palin cited “incompatibility of temperament” and that “they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the couple’s marriage in a filing that was submitted on Friday in Anchorage Superior Court. The paperwork was submitted to the court on August 29 just eight days after the couples 31st anniversary.
The court filing uses only initials, but it details the couple’s marriage date as well as the birth date for their 11-year-old son Trig. The filings ask for an equal separation on both assets and debts.
The couple married back in 1988 and have five children together: Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow, and Piper. Todd Palin’s divorce filing asks for shared custody of Trig, who has Down Syndrome.
Sarah Palin, 55, was governor of Alaska in 2006 and resigned in 2009, before the end of her four-year term. In 2008 she served as the late Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the presidential election, ultimately losing the election to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Todd Palin steered clear of making headlines after his wife was thrust into the political spotlight. In 2016 he was in a snowmobile accident which left him with broken ribs, a collapsed lung, broken shoulder blade, a broken clavicle, and leg injuries. It was one of the few times the husband made headlines.
The couple’s children have also lived in and out of the spotlight through the years. Track Palin their oldest child was sentenced to a year in jail in 2018 after female acquaintance reported that he would not allow her to leave his Wasilla home, took her cell phone and struck her in the head.
Daughter, Bristol Palin, starred on the MYV reality show “Teen Mom.” Palin was 17 when she discovered she was pregnant with a son, Levi Johnston. She also has two daughters, Sailor Grace, and Atlee Bay, with her ex-husband Dakota Myer.
Neither Todd or Sarah Palin have spoken publicly about the divorce.