Colorado governor, wife separating
July 31st, 2012
10:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Colorado governor, wife separating

(CNN) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife announced on Tuesday their intention to separate.

"After years of marriage that have added tremendous love and depth to both of our lives, we have decided to separate," Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, said in a joint statement distributed by his office. "This decision is mutual and amicable. We continue to have the utmost respect for each other, and we remain close friends. We intend to continue functioning as a family that spends a great deal of time together."

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The two will "embark on our annual family vacation together this week," the statement said, as well as tend to "the well-being of our son."

The couple added that nether had been involved in an affair.

"Please feel free to include both of us in social gatherings as we will not find it awkward," the statement said.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Peggy Munro

    Very respectful and an excellent example of how such situations ought to be managed.

    July 31, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  2. Sheriff JOE

    Annoying little guy. We almost had Tancredo

    July 31, 2012 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. Larry L

    Good luck to you and your family. People grow apart and at times moving on is the right thing to do.

    July 31, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  4. J.V.Hodgson

    Why is this news.... for me politicians personal lives on this level is not news.
    I just hope everything works out as they wish and want.
    If some voters think this warrants changing thier vote then they do not really believe in several key articles of our constitution.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    July 31, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  5. Judith Clausen

    I couldn't be more shocked

    August 1, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  6. America1st

    Great Governor, long hours, tough to keep all that together.

    August 1, 2012 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  7. n

    I don't get it, and I quote . . . "We continue to have the utmost respect for each other, and we remain close friends. We intend to continue functioning as a family that spends a great deal of time together." Unquote, If that is the case, then why are you separating? :O(

    August 1, 2012 06:38 am at 6:38 am |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Sorry to hear that; at least it sounds as if everything was done on good terms.

    August 1, 2012 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  9. Hey, Mittens got anymore of those 100K jobs at Bain for doing nothing? 'Call Me, Maybe?'

    And this would be any of our business, because?

    August 1, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |