Governor Speaks on Divorce Filing

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Governor Robert Bentley makes his first public appearance today since first Lady Dianne Bentley filed papers last week to end their 50-year marriage. Governor Bentley says his divorce is a private matter and thanked people for their prayers in what he described as a "difficult time." Dianne Bentley filed for divorce Friday, saying their 50-year marriage had suffered an irretrievable breakdown. Bentley declined to comment further about the couple's split after speaking to reporters following his speech to an economic development group. Bentley says it's a "private matter that we're working through."  A judge on Monday sealed the divorce file from public view.


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