Adam Edelen's wife files for divorce

11/08/2017 03:30 PM

The wife of Adam Edelen, a former state auditor and co-founder of the New Kentucky Project, has filed for divorce, the second time in about a year that she has sought to dissolve their marriage.

Melissa Edelen filed for divorce in Fayette Circuit Court Oct. 2, saying their “marriage is irretrievably broken,” according to court records, which show that they have been separated since Edelen’s divorce filing.

Adam Edelen, whose name has been mentioned as a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2019, was served notice of the divorce petition on Monday, court documents show.

Anita Britton, Melissa Edelen’s attorney, declined to comment on the matter.

Adam Edelen, through attorney Scott White, also declined to comment and asked for “privacy at this difficult time.”

It’s the second time Melissa Edelen has filed for divorce. Her first attempt to dissolve the marriage came Aug. 30, 2016, again saying the union was “irretrievably broken,” according to court records.

On Oct. 12, 2016, Edelen asked for a voluntary dismissal without prejudice.

The two have been married since Nov. 19, 2012, court records show.

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