December 29th, 2009
05:50 PM ET
7 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. thebob.bob

    Hasn't he spent his life decrying easy divorce and its corrosive effects on "Family Values"? I thought divorce was the easy way out for the 'Me' generation, the "instant gratification" crowd? Didn't he sit down and get counseled by his Minister and ask Jesus for guidance? Isn't that what good "Christian" Americans do? Stick with it through hard times?

    Hypocrite. He even chose a slow news day to announce it. What a despicable excuse for a human being.

    December 29, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. katiec

    No surprise. How anyone could stand that pompos hypocrit.
    And, if justice is ever served the man will end up in prison, so
    she made a smart move.

    December 29, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    After he helped destroy this country, he wants privacy – HA

    He's old enough his wants won't hurt him.

    Go after him CNN – don't let up for one minute. I smell something rotten.

    December 29, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. RBofLA09

    How could you live much less be married to such a horribly evil, disgusting, ugly (inside & out), corrupt individual anyway? I mean really.. at what point did she realize she made the wrong choice. I do respect her for getting out with some self respect and honor.

    December 29, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. gt

    slow day at cnn

    December 29, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. G-Woman

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Maybe she will spill the dirt on him.

    December 29, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Jack

    I'm so glad he stood up for the sanctity of marriage and was/is so strongly opposed to gay couples marrying. Instead of denying gays the legal right to marry, the government should ban divorce. If marriage is so sacred....Anyway, let's see how long it takes for Karl to hook-up with the next Mrs. Rove. Rush is on his fourth.

    December 29, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. felicia

    karl rover is a looooooosseeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! good he doesn't deserve anything happy

    December 29, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. Renee' McDuffie

    All I can say is that your chickens come home to roost.

    December 29, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. manny

    is this foxnews breaking news? or it doesn't fit into the family values image of the hypocrites.

    December 29, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Now that Karl is back on the prowl, it is time to raise the threat level to 'Orange' for all young women.

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

    So much for Rove's "family values."

    December 29, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Peter Horan

    I guess she got tired of living with one of the most evil men in America, eh?

    December 29, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. dieselbug

    Yet another "family values" Right winger quitting on his family.

    December 29, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. Liberatarian

    Here's some karma. He's requesting privacy! LOL After HE outed a CIA agent, which is TREASON, he's asking for privacy?

    This man will get exactly what he deserves if the media shreds him over this.

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

    Charity starts at home. If he can not manage his own marriage, why should anyone seek any advise from him on how to manage things!

    December 29, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Ben in Texas

    Who could possibly find anything wrong with being married to a war criminal known as "turd blossom"? Chalk up another score for family values Repugnants.

    December 29, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  18. mightyMW

    So the turd has gone and screwed up his marriage the way he and his boss screwed up the country. I'm sure she said good riddance like the majority of the American people did.

    December 29, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. Jay, Illinois

    She finally got sick of this dirtbag's lies. Way to go Darby.

    December 29, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Nadilyn

    How is this important? I don't care who marries or divorces, that is none of our business. I want some REAL news please!!!!

    December 29, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  21. Pete

    But...but...but......I thought it was gay people who were the threat to "traditional marriage". I guess when Republicans use "no-fault" divorce laws to leave their second wife like Rove just did, that should be ok...right?

    December 29, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Hoekstra releases classified security information to Fox

    Karl taught Bush to lie with a straight face, so there will always be room for him on Fox.

    December 29, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. Chris

    Another "Family Values" champion bites the dust. I wish them both good luck. Divorce is never easy. I would like to think this event will moderate Mr. Rove's views towards others' lifestyle choices.

    December 29, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Justin

    I could use this to say horrible things about Rove, but it's really none of my business. Divorce is hard, so I wish them the best.

    December 29, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Rove has a paid spokesperson?

    Maybe now we can finally stop saying one party is better than the other on "family values".

    December 29, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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