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.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

5 Comments

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  • john pick wrote on November 08, 2017 10:59 PM :

    What if you stay married for the kids!
    https://www.entrepreneurfromzero.com/staying-married-for-the-kids/

  • john pick wrote on November 08, 2017 11:00 PM :

    What if you stay married for the kids!
    https://www.entrepreneurfromzero.com/staying-married-for-the-kids/

  • john pick wrote on November 08, 2017 11:00 PM :

    What if you stay married for the kids!
    https://www.entrepreneurfromzero.com/staying-married-for-the-kids/

  • john pick wrote on November 08, 2017 11:00 PM :

    What if you stay married for the kids!
    https://www.entrepreneurfromzero.com/staying-married-for-the-kids/

  • I'm just saying... wrote on November 09, 2017 07:15 AM :

    John – First, they don’t have kids. Second, that article talks about how toxic it is to raise kids in an unhappy home.

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