Governor Robert Bentley & wife reach divorce settlement


Dianne and Robert Bentley

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that he and wife Dianne Bentley have filed a divorce settlement with the court Monday.

“The last four weeks have been a very difficult time for my family and for our state. The people of Alabama have prayed for us and have encouraged us. For that, I am extremely grateful,” Governor Bentley said.

The State’s First Lady, Dianne Bentley, filed for divorce in late August, citing “…such a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together.” According to the documents, they separated in January 2015.  Mrs. Bentley said in court documents “their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical and not in the best interests of the parties.”

Governor Bentley said he has asked Judge Philip Lisenby to unseal settlement documents so the public and the media will have full access to it.

“Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I am truly blessed and deeply honored to serve as your Governor,” Robert Bentley said.

The Bentleys have been married since 1965.  They have four sons and eight grandchildren.

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