Affairs on both sides
A National Enquirer story exposing previous affairs on both sides led to a deterioration of their marriage and the stress from that led to Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska last week.
The Palins were noticeably not speaking to each other for most of last Sunday's resignation speech in Fairbanks. Sarah ditched Todd right after the speech and left without him. Sarah removed her wedding ring a couple of weeks ago.
Sarah has recently purchased land in Montana and is considering moving the family there. Sarah Palin is originally from Idaho.
No less than three members of the man’s family including one by sworn affidavit have claimed that Sarah Palin engaged in an extramarital affair with husband Todd’s former business partner, Brad Hanson.
These sources have named Hanson as Palin’s secret love, and say their affair nearly wrecked both their marriages.
Hanson owned a snowmobile dealership with Palin’s husband Todd, who immediately dissolved the partnership after he heard stories about the affair, which occurred around 1996, according to the sources. At the time, Palin was mayor of Wasilla.
By Jimmy Orr
But knowing how news regarding Palin spreads like wildfire, Palin’s spokesperson Meg Stapleton posted a statement on her Facebook page denying the allegation.
“Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing,” Stapleton wrote. “The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).”
Unless AlaskaReport.com made up the "multiple sources," they're the ones who "made up" the divorce claim. It remains to be seen whether the claim is true or not.
For more on the subject, see More on Todd Palin's Background and The 2008 Presidential Campaign.