Left rejoices as Todd Palin files for divorce from Sarah after 31 years, says ‘Impossible to live together’
Court papers show that Todd Palin filed for divorce this week from wife Sarah Palin in the Anchorage Superior Court with the Anchorage Daily News reporting the reason being “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
Sarah and Todd, both 55, have been married since 1988 and have five children. Todd has requested joint custody of their only child who is a minor, 11-year-old son Trig. Despite divorce being incredibly difficult on families, there’s no shortage of people on the left rejoicing and laughing at this sad situation:
Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, files for divorce. https://t.co/0dEAxdBRFZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 9, 2019
Sarah Palin shot to political prominence in 2008 when Republican presidential nominee John McCain added her to his ticket as vice president, and the left has been hating on her ever since. But this crap is a new low – even for them.
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) September 9, 2019
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) September 9, 2019
Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and Todd, a commercial fisherman and oil field worker, became an instant media sensation dubbed the ‘First Dude’.
First, Sarah Palin was divorced from reality
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) September 9, 2019
Sarah remained a household name and prominent voice in the Republican Party, particularly in the rise of the Tea Party. She was among the first politicians to endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016. Her family also welcomed a great deal of pop culture attention, even starring in their own TLC show, ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’, from 2010 to 2011.
Her marriage to Todd has been dogged by unsubstantiated divorce rumors for at least a decade, but now the haters have what they want I guess:
LMFAOOOOOO WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE!!! NAILIN PALIN 🤣
Sarah Palin's husband has reportedly filed for divorce, Anchorage Daily News says https://t.co/6H9xShUd53
— Areana 🔮 (@Gothnika) September 9, 2019
I honestly can’t believe Todd Palin lasted as long as he did with Sarah Palin. He should get some type of award or trophy for putting up with that. pic.twitter.com/KyeZrcDIwQ
— Your Grace (@WhiteNorteno) September 9, 2019
Rumors of a divorce once again began to swirl when Todd failed to show up alongside Sarah last month during an appearance at the famed Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. Sarah Palin said that her husband – a well-known motorsport enthusiast and Irondog snowmachine race winner – was flying around Alaska, according to reports.
Always nice when they take swipes at the kids.
God, I just hope that Todd and Sarah Palin getting divorced doesn't lead their kids to start engaging in any antisocial behaviors.
— Matt Crowley (@MatthewPCrowley) September 9, 2019
The viciousness with which the left and some on the right treated her was a preview of what would eventually manifest beyond the 200 election.
HOLY SHIT, SARAH PALIN'S HUSBAND FILED FOR DIVORCE.
I'm LOL'ing so hard.
Couldn't happen to a nicer lady. pic.twitter.com/rORp0pLOQT
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 9, 2019
This per Anchorage Daily News.
In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
The divorce filing uses initials rather than full names, but identifies the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin. The filing asks for joint legal custody of the child.
Anchorage attorney Kimberlee Colbo is representing Todd Palin in the divorce. In a filing, Colbo said she would ask the court to designate the divorce confidential as it moves forward.
Last September Sarah and Todd sat down for an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV at their family compound home in Wasilla, Alaska.
They described how they met in high school after Todd moved to Wasilla and immediately made an impact on the school’s basketball team, which Sarah’s father, Chuck Heath, coached.
Sarah said she introduced herself to Todd on the basketball court after hearing her father’s praise for the new player.
‘I wrote TP on my hand because he was like my first boyfriend — the first kid I ever had a crush on,’ Sarah told DailyMailTV, ‘and then [one] night at the dinner table my dad saw that his initials were on my hands he was like that was kind of a floozy thing to do! I was so embarrassed.’
On their 30 years of marriage Sarah added: ‘Well it’s not easy there’s ups and downs and I think people just need to remember when you’re on that downswing there’s going to be an upswing, you know to hang in there… but we had hellish times.’
A number of challenges have tested their three-decade relationship, perhaps the biggest being their son Trig’s Down Syndrome diagnosis.
Todd was 1,700 miles away working on an oil field in Canada when 12-week pregnant Sarah learned that their fifth child would suffer from the condition.
‘That was a tough time, but a blessing too,’ Sarah told DailyMailTV.
She said she asked Todd: ‘Why us?’ and he replied: ‘I’m thinking why not us?’
‘I was still scared — I was — didn’t know what to expect, didn’t how wonderful it was going to be,’ Sarah said, adding that the challenges of raising a child with special needs should never be underestimated.
‘If I hear a parent gripe about their two-year-old — “Uhh he wouldn’t let me brush his teeth today!” —I’m just like “Man, appreciate that you have it relatively easy.”
‘The most challenging thing is trying not to look too far into the future and being scared of what perhaps Trig would face. I’m just so thankful that he’s got the big extended family with his big brother and big sisters. He’s always gonna be taken care of.’
Meanwhile, their oldest son Track has faced very different difficulties over the past few years.
The now-30-year-old has been in trouble with the law for assaulting both a pregnant girlfriend and his father after abusing pills and alcohol as he struggled to adjust to life following Army tours of duty in Iraq.
Second child Bristol also found herself at the center of scandal after getting pregnant at 17, and then calling off her marriage to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer days before they were due to walk down the aisle in 2015.
Bristol later got pregnant by Meyer and had a daughter before they eventually married. Once wed, they had a second child but they divorced after less than two years.
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.”