Former Reps. Connie Mack IV (R-Fla.) and Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) are divorcing, according to reports.

Both lawmakers lost elections last year — Bono lost her reelection bid while Mack failed in his bid for Florida's Senate seat — and have since joined lobbying firms in Washington.

"We are saddened to announce that we have reached the difficult decision to end our marriage," they said in a statement, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "We have nothing but respect and admiration for each other and we intend to remain on the friendliest of terms. We appreciate the love and support of our family and friends."

Bono joined FaegreBD Consulting and Mack works for Liberty Partners Group.


They were married on December 15, 2007, in Asheville, N.C.

Bono replaced her then-husband Sonny Bono in Congress after his death in 1988.

Mack is the son of former Sen. Connie Mack III (R-Fla.).

They met through their congressional work and dated for two years before they were married.