Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, has been granted a divorce in Texas after 24 years of marriage to wife Darby. Read more on Karl Rove’s divorce below.
Karl Rove and his wife Darby divorced after being married 24 years, which was confirmed by their rep.
“Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week,” said Perino. “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.”
A friend of the Rove’s told Politico: “After 24 years of marriage, many of which were spent under incredible stress and strain during the White House years, the Roves came to a mutual decision that they would end the marriage. They did spend Christmas together with their son, and they plan to spend time together in the future. They maintain a strong friendship, and they both feel that that friendship is a source of comfort and inspiration for their friends and family.”
Rove was involved in the latest White House scandals, the leaking of CIA covert agent Valerie Plame’s name to the press and the firing of seven U.S. attorneys. In the Plame case, Rove denied that he had revealed Plame’s name to the grand jury investigating the case. When it was revealed that he did leak her name to Matthew Cooper of Time, he was allowed to return to the grand jury and amend his statement. Rove was not charged in the case.
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