Sarah Palin Files For DIVORCE From Husband Todd!

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You might be able to see Russia from your house, but we bet you never saw this one coming!

TMZ is reporting that former Alaska governor and national embarrassment Sarah Palin has filed for divorce from Todd Palin, her husband of 31 years.

Sarah Palin and Todd Palin Pic

In documents filed in Anchorage Superior Court on Friday, Sarah cites "incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife" as the cause of the split.

In other words, the Palins are leaning on that old, vague standby and chalking their divorce up to irreconcilable differences.

It's an odd excuse after more than three decades of marriage, but the Palins are about as private as the Kardashians, so it's safe to assume the truth will come out eventually.

Sarah, of course, rose to national prominence after she was selected by John McCain to serve as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

(With all due respect the late senator's service to our country, has anyone done more for the careers of gun-clutching, pseudo-hillbillies with hot-take-spewing pundit ambitions than John McCain?)

Todd and Sarah Palin Picture

In 2009, Palin resigned as governor of Alaska after just three years in office, in order to focus on a career in media.

The move yielded mixed results for both Sarah and her family.

These days, the matriarch is seldom seen on television, and while at least one of her children enjoyed a brief career as a television personality, daughter Bristol Palin's popularity proved to be rather short-lived.

In a last-ditch effort to revive her career, Bristol joined the cast of Teen Mom OG last year, but was bounced from the show after failing to make a splash with audiences in her first and only season.

Track Palin Wedding

Throughout the Palin family's meteoric rise and precipitous fall, a series of arrests, altercations, and tabloid scandals made it apparent that the former first family of Alaska was not the ideal conservative clan that supporters briefly imagined them to be.

In 2014, a family brawl caught on tape revealed the profound level of dysfunction within the Palin family and marked the beginning of the end of Sarah's brief reign as a media darling.

It's unknown if the family's well-documented domestic and financial woes played any role in Sarah's decision to file for divorce from Todd.

We'll keep you updated on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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Sarah Palin Biography

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Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
Born
Birthplace
Sandpoint, Idaho
Full Name
Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

Sarah Palin

I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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