December 29th, 2009
05:50 PM ET
9 months ago

Karl Rove, wife divorce

Karl Rove and his wife have been granted a divorce.
Karl Rove and his wife have been granted a divorce.

(CNN) - Karl Rove - the former top aide to President George W. Bush - and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week, family friend Dana Perino confirmed to CNN.

"The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment and the family requests that its privacy be respected," Perino said in an e-mail to CNN.

The two were married in 1986 and have one son.


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soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. KC

    Those family value some shining through again. Maybe he lied to and deceived her...he did everyone else.

    December 29, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. Good things do come to those that wait

    When did Karl Rove ever respect anyonen's privacy – I say he's fair game.

    Kudos to his wife for waking up and getting rid of this man in her life.

    December 29, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. Gate

    I guess they disagreed about the sanctity of marriage.

    December 29, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Another victory for the defense of marriage party.

    December 29, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. Lee, California

    Oh now he wants his privacy protected, after violating everyone elses. Typical GOP.

    December 29, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    Good luck to both of them!

    December 29, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. white female

    Bless her heart, I wouldn't be trying to go to jail along with either.
    May you have a good life without him.
    Because what goes around comes around, he (Carl) will get his due.

    Justice will be done on Earth and in Heaven.

    Obama/Biden forever

    December 29, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. tiff of Lithia Springs

    No one cares. I DO HOPE SHE TOOK THE DIRT BAG FOR EVERYTHING HE HAD!

    December 29, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. james

    another fine example of how we need to "protect the sanctity of marriage"

    December 29, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Just Me

    Why am I not surprised? And why is this news? More worthy of a story for TMZ.

    December 29, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    He had a wife?

    December 29, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. Ken in NC

    All his ex-wife could say probably is that she once was blind but now she can see. That's good enough reason for me. I'm proud of her decision hehehe. Better a woman walk away than stay in a situation only to see it get worse.

    I wish many other women would do the same.

    December 29, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. CNN in the censoring buisness..shameful! He LIVES so ALL man can know peace and love!

    Wow, how did CNN escape this story....separation then divorce with dignity.

    December 29, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. tim nyc

    even his wife can't stand him...it must have been painful living with that guy....

    December 29, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Hmm, divorcing means protecting all her assets before this scumbag goes to prison and drags her down with him like he's done our Country.

    December 29, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. val

    Kind of an odd "news"bit to hit the ticker...

    December 29, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  17. Craig from Pa.

    Good for her....... getting away from this low life!!

    December 29, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  18. Ken from missouri

    I'll bet this woman could tell some stories and her divorce attorney
    let them know that I wonder what the payoff was and where did the money come from.

    December 29, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. LarryCA1966

    Another example of conservaties upholding the sanctity of marriage...

    December 29, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. mjm

    When did this become TMZ?

    December 29, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. RickM

    Let the first comment be a positive one. It cannot be easy working 100 hour weeks for eight long years. Sorry it took a toll on his marriage but I am glad for his service to this country.

    December 29, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  22. Dave

    Can't say that I blame his wife. I'm sure that being married to that arrogant, lying slob would be a challenge...

    December 29, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. Sanaa317

    imagine that............???/

    December 29, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  24. Dennis

    Why? Did she finally figure out she a lying scumbag. He and Wolfawitz along with Bush and Cheny should be charged with war crimes.

    December 29, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  25. Chas in Iowa

    Even his wife can't stand him any longer.

    December 29, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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