Eliot Spitzer And Silda Wall Divorce: Couple Files For Contested Divorce After 26 Years Of Marriage

on January 15 2014 8:03 PM
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Silda Wall stood by her husband's side in March 2008 when he announced his resignation as governor of New York. Reuters

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife of 26 years, Silda Wall Spitzer, have officially filed for divorce, reports the New York Daily News.

The former couple filed for a contested divorce on Tuesday. According to the Daily News, the pair's lawyers failed to reach an agreement regarding the termination of the marriage.

Filed as "Anonymous vs. Anonymous," the divorce papers mark the end of a 26-year union that has faced several rough patches in the last few years -- most notably Spitzer's getting caught in a prostitution ring scandal that led to his 2008 resignation as governor of New York. 

Last month the couple released a joint statement saying their marriage had come to an end. Ahead of the official announcement from the former couple, Spitzer was already focusing on a new romantic interest with Lis Smith, a former press aide.

Wall, 56, and Spitzer, 54, have three daughters together. During his failed run for New York City comptroller last year, Spitzer initially said he was still with Silda. But she never made any public appearances during his campaign events, with sources with knowledge of the situation saying that the couple had separated.