(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.
Those family value some shining through again. Maybe he lied to and deceived her...he did everyone else.
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.
I guess they disagreed about the sanctity of marriage.
Another victory for the defense of marriage party.
Oh now he wants his privacy protected, after violating everyone elses. Typical GOP.
Good luck to both of them!
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.
No one cares. I DO HOPE SHE TOOK THE DIRT BAG FOR EVERYTHING HE HAD!
another fine example of how we need to "protect the sanctity of marriage"
Why am I not surprised? And why is this news? More worthy of a story for TMZ.
He had a wife?
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.
Wow, how did CNN escape this story....separation then divorce with dignity.
even his wife can't stand him...it must have been painful living with that guy....
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.
Kind of an odd "news"bit to hit the ticker...
Good for her....... getting away from this low life!!
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.
Another example of conservaties upholding the sanctity of marriage...
When did this become TMZ?
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.
Can't say that I blame his wife. I'm sure that being married to that arrogant, lying slob would be a challenge...
Why? Did she finally figure out she a lying scumbag. He and Wolfawitz along with Bush and Cheny should be charged with war crimes.
Even his wife can't stand him any longer.