Sarah and Todd Palin are reportedly going their separate ways, with the husband of the former GOP vice presidential candidate filing for divorce.

In court documents filed Friday, Todd Palin cited an "incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife," the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

Todd Palin's attorney didn't immediately return ITK's request for comment.


The 55-year-old former Alaska governor tied the knot with her husband in 1988.

In 2010, the couple, who have five children together, starred in a TLC reality TV show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska." 

Palin was by her spouse's side as he recovered in 2016 from serious injuries after a snowmobile accident. She had canceled a campaign event with then-White House hopeful Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE to fly home to Alaska.

But chatter about a potential split had trailed the couple for years. In a 2007 email titled "Marital Problems" that was obtained by The Associated Press as part of a Freedom of Information Act request, Palin wrote to an aide and her husband, "So speaking of. ... If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell 'conflict of interest' accusations about BP?"

Todd Palin was working for BP on the North Slope pipeline at the time.

An aide suggested Palin was joking in response to her email, writing, "Very funny." 

Last year, Palin told the Daily Mail that she and her 55-year-old husband were ready to leave their longtime home of Alaska.

“We were anchored here for the kids. Now our youngest daughter is going to be out of school — she's going to go to nursing school — she'll be taken care of,” Palin said at the time. “And we're ready to do a lot more.”