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Statement says Senate President Williams and wife, Robyn Williams, will file for divorce

September 10, 2012 | | Comments 5

By Jack Brammer
jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – Senate President David Williams and his wife, Robyn Williams, will be filing for divorce.

Both released a statement Monday about their marriage without elaboration. It was released in an email by Williams’ spokeswoman, Lourdes Baez-Schrader.

Williams said in a statement, “Robyn has decided to take her life in a different direction. I greatly admire her and appreciate the time we have spent together. I wish her only the best in her future endeavors.”

Robyn Williams said in her statement, “Senator Williams and I have filed papers to terminate our marriage. There are always pressures on relationships, and the rough-and-tumble pressures of the full time political world, compounded by the immense pressures of a multi-year gubernatorial campaign, brought unique and incessant pressure on our relationship.

“We have, for the sake of ourselves and our families, decided to part ways amicably. I have the greatest respect for David as a man, a husband, a father and a political leader, and I always will.

“As this current chapter in our lives comes to an end, it is with the fondest reassurance that we begin a new chapter marked mutually by a deep and close friendship. We ask all to respect our privacy and that of our children.”

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  1. Mathew says:

    Marriage is such a sacred union for Mr. Williams. No wonder he doesn’t want homosexuals ruining it.

  2. Terren says:

    Her father was his biggest political backer. Williams is really hurting now.

  3. Serag says:

    Good Luck to both of you. I hope Sen. Williams will take another run at governor with a much improved Lt. Governor.

  4. Alice says:

    Looks like the values that Williams totes on others is not one that he and his family can live up to. Typical Williams B.S. Stress in political life comes when you have something to stress over. These two have caused more issues for Kentucky then what they have contributed.

  5. Buck Feshear says:

    Alice, you know nothing of their domestic situation. They had to live apart for several years because his legislative district and her judicial district did not overlap. That can cause stress in any marriage. Then we have people like you attacking them with your liberal Dumbocrat blinders on. She has caused no issues, and I’d rather have him for governor than that failure we have now. I blame Kentucky’s issues on the current governor and the party that’s been in power for most of my lifetime, not the people who are trying to change things.