Former Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley doing fine after divorce

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Former Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley says she’s “doing fine” days after her divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley.

WSFA-TV reports that Bentley made the comments during an appearance Thursday night in Montgomery.

Dianne Bentley filed for divorce from the governor in late August, citing an irretrievable breakdown, and a judge officially ended their 50-year marriage on Tuesday.

The former first lady says God is helping her, and expressed thanks for prayers. She says she still wants to represent the state “as a lady” even though she isn’t first lady anymore.

Bentley’s comments came outside the state Capitol at a rally against domestic violence. Bentley campaigned for domestic violence awareness and prevention as first lady, and she says she wants to continue doing that.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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