Sarah Palin Talks New Romance, Divorce, And A Run For Congress

Sarah Palin is ready for the next chapter of her life.

The former Alaska Gov. divorced her husband Todd in 2020, after three decades of marriage, and is now dating retired New York Rangers player, Ron Duguay.

In a new interview with The New York Post, 58-year-old Palin calls the divorce “earth-shattering.”

“It was the most earth-shattering, bizarre thing I could have ever imagined, and it kind of remains so,” she told the Post.

Palin revealed in a 2019 interview how she had discovered her husband was seeking a divorce via an email from his attorney. The two share five children. The former couple has seemingly moved on, however, with Palin telling the Post Todd now “spends his time with his girlfriend whom he’s had for some time now.”

But it seems Palin is moving on, as she is now focusing on her own new relationship with 64-year-old Duguay, who was previously married to supermodel Kim Alexis.

Palin shared with the outlet how the relationship began to bloom when Duguay, an old friend, sought advice about her defamation trial against The New York Times.

And while the suit was ultimately dismissed, her relationship with Duguay — which she described as “safe and comfortable” — has evolved. Amid the trial, Duguay became her guide to New York during her free time.

“On my free time, he would walk all over New York and he would show me what he and the Rangers did back in the day, or at least where they did it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Palin told the Post: “Ron is the first person that I’ve ever even talked to about a lot of this personal stuff. So it’s been helpful and refreshing to have Ron to talk to about not just politics, because he’s got more common sense in his little finger than the collective in DC, but just about life.”

Duguay has also been very supportive of Palin’s run for Congress. Earlier this month, the ex-Alaska governor announced that she is running for Congress, in hopes of filling the seat held for decades by Rep. Don Young, who died in March.

“Today I’m announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House seat representing Alaska,” Palin, who has already been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, said in a statement.

“Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years. I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for because I share that passion for Alaska and the United States of America.”