NOT GOOD: Sarah & Todd Palin filing for a divorce!

The famous couple, Sarah and Todd Palin, sadly appear to be filing for a divorce:

DC EXAMINER – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin have filed for divorce in Anchorage Superior Court.

Citing “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife,” the court document, filed on Friday, uses initials instead of full names, but lists the date of the Palin marriage and the birth date of their child, Trig, 11, who had Down Syndrome, for whom they filed joint custody.

Anchorage attorney Kimberloo Colbo is representing Todd, 55, and has asked the court to keep the case confidential. As well as Trig, the couple has four adult children, Track, 30, Bristol, 28, Willow, 25, and Piper, 18.

There have long been rumors of a Palin divorce. A decade ago, People magazine reported alleged “extramarital affairs on both sides and an impending divorce” and claims that she was planning a move to Montana. A “Palin rep” responded at the time: “No truth to any of the rumors. No divorce. No affairs. No land in Montana. Nothing! All lies and fabrications!” Sarah Palin posted on her Facebook page that “yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story.”

What a terrible shame.

I know the Palin children have had their issues, but I hate to see such a big family torn apart by divorce.

I don’t know what else to say, other than to hope they can find a way to reconcile before the divorce is final.

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61 thoughts on “NOT GOOD: Sarah & Todd Palin filing for a divorce!

  1. What a mess. Sad price to pay for the allure of easy money and fame. Always seems to have ramifications and always seems to drive families apart.

  2. Marriage is hard. It doesn’t help when a large amount of energy is pulled away from that marriage to other interests.

  3. This is such sad news. Divorce, especially when children are involved, is a terrible thing. Hope this family heals quickly.

  4. I’m saddened by this news. I was hoping to not see this… Life is tough enough when 99% of the American media and entertainment industry target you for destruction let alone having to reconcile marital issues.
    SP was a voice of the people not the establishment. I pray for her and her family to have the strength to carry on…

  5. I just saw this on another site I came here because I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a joke. I am so sorry to hear this I didn’t like Sarah after she turned her back on Ted but I would not want this to happen to anyone this is horrible.

    1. Since I don’t know their personal details, I can’t say they are walking away from Christian marriage..

      If there was infidelity, or abuse, a divorce would be a proper response. Not that it should be encouraged, but if they can’t work through it, then they can’t.

  6. This makes me sad. I will pray for them and their family. I came from a family rife with divorce and it is such a destructive thing.

  7. I don’t care for the practice of divorce. I mean, I guess in the instances of physical/sexual abuse (to spouse or child), sure. And if one of them runs off never to be seen or heard from again, ok. But outside of that, I can’t think of any valid reason for it.

    As a Catholic, marriage is a sacrament. You’re married because God intended you to be with that person. It was His will that brought you together, and divorce just kind of flies in the face of that. But, going the secular route, I still don’t care for it. You took an oath; made a vow. If you’re not going to stand up for that just because things get tough, then it was a pretty empty thing you did, wasn’t it. (Not unlike throwing out social/political principles for sake of “wins.”) I’m a pretty ardent advocate of honor, and divorce is just about the most dishonorable thing I can think of (edit: outside of the two things I mentioned above).

    I also despise the concept of “No Fault Divorce.” I’m sorry, but it’s a divorce. And the fault is on the person filing for it. They’re the one who gave up. (And in a joint divorce, it’s not no-fault. It’s both-fault.) I think “no fault divorce” was created to assuage the feelings of dishonor that one should experience when they decide to divorce. I don’t like how divorce has been normalized in this way, and how an entire industry has been created to both encourage and facilitate it.

    Marriage is hard. Divorce is easy. Those two facts alone should really tell you something about both, and which one is worthwhile and bears more fruit in the end.

    1. Let’s see if I’m reading you right. You said you can understand divorce if there is physical abuse being committed, but then you also said the fault of divorce belongs to the one filing for divorce because they quit on the marriage. Man beats wife, wife files for divorce, wife guilty of quitting on the marriage. How 1950s of you.

    2. That’s easier said than done.

      If two people are terribly unhappy together, remaining together because ‘marriage is a sacrament’ becomes damaging to the couple and to any children of that marriage. That kind of thing can cause lasting damage to children growing up in an environment where they see their parents are unhappy, are not communicating well, etc.. It sets a horrific example to children growing up.

      Sometimes things can go wrong in a marriage and sometimes, it cannot be fixed. Forcing two people to remain together and this whole blame game over the one who decides that enough is enough, is not good. It is downright unhealthy.

      Is divorce easy? Access to? Maybe. It depends.

      But personally, I would rather my kids grow up in a stable environment with people who are happy, than to be in a household where both parents are unhappy and are simply staying together for religious ideology or worse, ‘for the kids’, and setting a really bad example of what constitutes a relationship for one’s kids. And if stability comes with two households and happy parents who are not together, then so be it.

    3. There’s a big difference in marriage for some Catholics versus other Catholics and most everybody else.

      Some Catholic priests take their responsibilities very seriously. They take confession from both parties before agreeing to marry them. They don’t let them marry on a whim or when they first come to see the priest. Individually and as a couple, they have to repeatedly go back to the same priest to talk about their plans, expectations, and everything else in their life.

      Good priests (I don’t know how many or what percentage that might be) are vetting both partners for the other. The process can be lengthy and demanding. Could that be why some marry outside the Church and then later seek convalidation?

      A really nice young co-worker of mine explained her frustration at their priest. He kept asking for another meeting and seemed to be putting their wedding off over and over again. She could not understand why, was frustrated, and started seriously thinking about getting married outside the Church. This went on for over a year.

      A couple of years later, she was visiting Texas and I showed her around San Antonio. What I didn’t know is she never married.

      Shortly after I returned to Texas, she discovered that her fiancé had been cheating on her for years. The priest never told her directly, and of course never mentioned what the fiancé might have revealed during confession, but she believes the priest knew all along. She thinks the reason he kept dragging it out was to cajole her fiancé into admitting the cheating, or maybe she’d just eventually discover him.

      I felt so badly for her. She was very attractive, smart, and just a genuinely good person. I’m glad I never met the heel, but at least her priest took his duties seriously and protected her from a disaster. …and what if they had kids based on this lie? She was protected and so were her future children.

      While I am not Catholic, I have great admiration for the Church and many Catholic traditions. I attended a Catholic university and was fortunate to have three really good priests as instructors in history (Fr. Brockman), philosophy (Fr. Schorp), and theology (Fr. Neumann). I was blessed to be their student.

      I am sure some ministers and rabbis are similarly conscientious about their responsibilities to couples before a marriage. I just happen to be familiar with the Catholic process. By contrast, most other marriages I see, the only issue with whoever officiates is scheduling – they know nothing about the couple. Granted, that’s only anecdotal.

      My point is, most people are entering into marriage far too easily. The priest, minister, or rabbi can perform a valuable role in making sure a couple is compatible, but people have to let them.

    4. Your comment, “Marriage is hard. Divorce is easy” goes right to the core of the human condition. Hard requires work. Easy doesn’t.

  8. That’s a shame, they went through a lot of tough stuff …. Good job Democrap Party and the GOP you have again broke up another family.

  9. The K-Missus and I made a deal long ago, well before having children…

    If we ever get to the point where we can’t stand each other, we buy a big enough house to live at opposite ends, but we continue having dinner together and parenting together.

    Next year makes 40 years without me waking up with pencils jammed in my eyes. We have 2 grandkids. I feel sorry for folks who can’t stick with the deal (even though a lot of marriages should never have happened).

    1. That’s a beautiful K-story.

      Me and the first Mrs. Tex split after we had a disagreement. She believed she had the right to sleep around while I was deployed and I believed that was unacceptable behavior in a marriage. Silly me.

  10. “I don’t know what else to say, other than to hope they can find a way to reconcile before the divorce is final.”

    As one who has been through divorce, usually by the time you reach that point, there’s no turning back or reconciling because you’ve likely been living through it for months or even years.

  11. I was just watching the picture above and I don’t see them separating. I always saw passion and respect for each other. God bless this family.

  12. I came from divorced parents before divorce was normalized. While for a number of years it had been rough on my siblings and I, in the long term it was the right thing to do. My parents relationship was toxic after a number of years. Today, they have a friendship with each other, and a healthy relationship with all of us. Sometimes people mistake a friendship with the qualifications of a relationship. I have friends I have had for 30 years who I love and respect. But if I had to live with them on a day to day basis, I would grow to resent them. I don’t know the Palins, but on observation, Todd didn’t seem like he enjoyed the spotlight and personal display that Sarah and her daughters enjoyed. Some people want to be in the public eye, some don’t.

    1. That explains so much!

      …sorry, I couldn’t resist.

      My spouse was pretty traumatized by divorce, but I think most agree now, it was the right decision, even with pretty young kids.

      I was very fortunate in that my parents didn’t divorce until I was an adult. They’ve remained amiable and their divorce was very civil (unlike many others of which I am aware). Like many decisions and events, I wish it had never happened, and yet so many other good things came later. I wouldn’t want to give up my step mom or step sisters – I can’t imagine not knowing them.

      At least all of their kids are adults except for Trig. I was shocked Piper is already 18…wow.

    2. I enjoyed your post.

      I have and continue to experience the pitfalls of couples divorcing. My son and his wife divorced a little over a year ago and my wife and I see the negative cause and affect it is having on our two grandchildren. Our son and former daughter in law chose not to go through the courts. They instead, via our advice, wrote an amicable divorce agreement that satisfied both parties and that focused on what is best for their children.

      Thankfully, my wife and I live close to our son and our former daughter in law which allows us to help provide stability in our grandchildren’s lives. Our grandchildren get dropped off at our house after school which in turn saves thousands of dollars in annual child care costs for both our son and daughter in law.

      As for your comment regarding your relationship with long term friends we are of like minds. I left home at eighteen years of age and moved into a college house that had ten guys living in it. That chaotic experience taught me a lot about myself. I quickly realized that I can’t tolerate living in a group setting. I tolerated the non stop chaos for one year and then moved into a house with three other guys whom were all musicians.

      I had my own room and given the type of roommates I had it was an enjoyable experience. We all got along with each other quite well. There was a lot of mutual respect that made living together tolerable. I can say without hesitation that those were three of the best years of my life.

      My wife and I started dating when we were eighteen years old and we are still together and going strong. This coming January we will be celebrating our 48th year together as a couple.

  13. Sarah always impressed me as a showboating gasbag. But on the flipside, this is nothing more than a National Enquirer-like story.

  14. This is a sad story. Divorce is never comfortable to deal with, especially in long term relationships with children and grandchildren involved. I hope that Sarah and Todd put aside their differences and remain amicable for their’s and their children’s sake.

  15. I spent much of 2007 and 2008 defending Sarah Palin’s Conservatism, her quirky mannerisms and her intelligence, only to be called liars, fakes and other gems by Sarah herself. Never again.

    My only hope is that their children can have peace, find joy and see that this would be for the better for all of them.

  16. Sorry to read this about Todd and Sarah, breaking up a family no matter how old the kids are is not good , seem it first hand with a family member and their family has never been the same.

    I wish them all the best, never in all my life have I seen a family put through so much hell just because Sarah had the nerve to run for VP with spinless back stabbing John McCain , their lives have been torn apart.

    Once again you can thank the hateful vile media , spinless rinos and demon-rats. Also lets not forget the bitches who lost their mind hating Sarah and did all they could to take her down, example Katie Couric and her like of miserable Bs . JMHO.

  17. I like Sarah but she wasn’t ready to become a national figure overnight. She’s been a wreck ever since.

    1. The first time I saw Sarah Palin she was on Glenn Beck’s show when he was at HLN prior to his FOX stint. He had her on and they were discussing her decision to continue her pregnancy with Trig when she found out he had Downs Syndrome. I liked her a lot when I saw her then. She was ready. Her problem was John McCain and the RINO establishment that went out of their way to discredit her. It was low down.

    1. I didn’t know, Rae. I’m really sorry.

      When I was young I used to think that if you make it through the first few years of marriage you were “home free.” Then I got divorced after being married for 20 years.

      Every relationship is unique. People stay together and split apart for all sorts of reasons. I always liked and greatly respected these two people. I wish them, and their children, well.

  18. Marriage is tough enough without the scrutiny and pressure that politics brings to the table.

    Prayers for the family and I share Scoop’s hopes for a reconciliation.

    1. Apparently, Sarah Palin and her train wreck of a family are off limits at TRS. That’s a stark contrast from the atmosphere here in 2016. The list of things we can’t talk about has really been expanding over the last two days (e.g. Sanford’s conservative voting record, Cruz voting against fiscal conservatism 4 times in less than a year, Trump exploiting the Republican primary system, etc.). If someone is too honest, they can be labeled a RINO, a Red Hat, a NeverTrumper and a Libertarian all in one day.

  19. LOL! This is really weird that this should just came up. Not more than two hours ago I was just thinking about Sarah Palin and wondering what had happened to her and then “POP!!” up this comes! I’m sorry for this trouble though. I will pray for them especially Trig. I’m sure that this is hardest of all on him.

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