According to a divorce filing in Arkansas, the couple separated in July and have two teenaged children. The filing said the couple had reached an agreement on the division of property and would take joint custody of their child who was still a minor.

Pryor is the second generation of a political dynasty in his state; he now is serving his second term in the same Senate seat his father occupied for 20 years. Pryor will next face a re-election challenge in 2014.