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Kwame Kilpatrick reveals divorce on Facebook: ‘I lost my marriage’

By Tresa Baldas and Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press

After years of ups and downs, raising children together and struggling through a series of political and personal disasters, Kwame and Carlita Kilpatrick have split up, according to Oklahoma court records and the ex-mayor’s official Facebook page.

In an emotional post that referenced his affair with his ex-chief of staff Christine Beatty, Kilpatrick wrote that his marriage fell apart in 2008 when text messages revealed that he had cheated on his wife, and officially ended sometime this year.

“Honestly, I los(t) my marriage on January 24, 2008. Certainly it languish(ed) and limp(ed) along for 10-years before the divorce was final … but the marriage was over that day,” Kilpatrick wrote in his post on the page, called The Freedom and Justice Trust.


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