Joe Scarborough and wife Susan quietly divorce

October 10, 2013
Scarborough in New York last year. (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)
Scarborough in New York last year. (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images)

Update 5:50 p.m.

Divorced: MSNBC morning anchor Joe Scarborough, 50, and his wife Susan Waren, 44, after more than 11 years of marriage. The two sure kept their split quiet, though — court records in Connecticut, where they had a home together, indicate the former congressman originally filed papers in September of last year, and the matter was all wrapped up by January. (TMZ first reported the divorce.) Scarborough and Waren, a former Jeb Bush fundraiser, wed in 2001, the same year he left Congress after three terms, and have two young children together; Scarborough also has two older children from a previous marriage. His reps at MSNBC, where he’s been the left-leaning network’s leading Republican voice since launching “Morning Joe” in 2007, did not return calls or emails for comment.

Update, 5:50 p.m.: Through his reps at MSNBC, a statement from the Scarboroughs. “We ask for privacy at this time for the sake of our young children. Joe has always been a devoted and committed husband and father and Susan has been a wonderful mother and trusted wife. We are still close friends and will always be family as our focus remains on our young children. This was a difficult decision but after much prayer and counseling, we concluded it was the right one for our family.”

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