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Reports: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce. Here’s why

Reports say Sarah Palin and her husband are getting divorced.

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Todd Palin, the husband of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, reportedly filed for divorce, citing “incompatibility of temperament” in his divorce papers.

Todd Palin said that the couple finds “it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”

Todd Palin reportedly submitted a document on Friday that asked to dissolve the marriage, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

He filed for divorce to the Anchorage Superior Court on Aug. 29.

The divorce filings don’t list the Palins by name, but rather uses initial. The papers list the couple’s marriage date and birth date of their child, Trig Palin. The couple is asking for joint custody of Trig, who has Down syndrome.

The two married in 1988. They have five children together: Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow and Piper.

Sarah Palin was elected governor in 2006. She resigned in 2009. Late Sen. John McCain picked Palin as his vice presidential running mate during his 2008 presidential election run. The duo eventually lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden, according to NBC News.

Todd and Sarah Palin had a reality show in 2010 called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” In 2016, she canceled a campaign event for then-candidate President Donald Trump so she could fly back to Alaska and spend time with her husband, who had suffered injuries in a snowmobile accident, according to The Hill.