First lady Dianne Bentley seeking divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley

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After months of speculation and rumors throughout the halls of Montgomery and across the state The Associated Press has confirmed that Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley.

Dianne Bentley, in the Friday morning filing in Tuscaloosa, says the couple’s 50-year marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that attempts at reconciliation are futile.

The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last month and were seen together at the state Capitol shortly after the documents were filed.

God has blessed us with 50 years of marriage. I thank him for health, family, faith, and most of all His love and grace. – FLDB

Posted by first lady Dianne Bentley on Friday, July 24, 2015

Today Dianne and I are celebrating another wonderful year of marriage and hoping for many more. Happy Anniversary Dianne!

Posted by Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday, July 24, 2015

The filing, linked below, says they have been separated since January.

Bentley_DivorceFiling

The first lady ask for:

Plaintiff further prays that the Court will make an equitable and fair division of all personal property acquired by the parties during the marriage.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court order the Defendant to pay to Plaintiff a fair amount for alimony in gross and also pay to her periodic alimony.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court will award to her sole title to the real property acquired by the parties during the marriage.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court order the Defendant to pay the debts incurred by the parties during the marriage.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court order the Defendant to pay to her a reasonable sum with which to pay her attorney of record.

Plaintiff prays for such other, further, different or more general relief to which she may be entitled.

 

 

 

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