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Governor Bentley’s wife files for divorce, citing ‘conflict of personalities’

YH Dianne Bentley

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s wife, Dianne, filed for divorce Friday morning after more than 50 years of marriage.

“The Plaintiff states there is such a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together,” say the filings. “There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are futile. Plaintiff further avers that their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical and not in the best interests of the parties.”

The Bentleys married July 24, 1965. They reportedly quietly separated in January 2015.

“The Governor asks that you please respect the privacy of the Bentley family during this difficult time,” Gov. Bentley’s communications director Jennifer Ardis told Yellowhammer. “There will be no further comment.”

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