‘Irreconcilable variations’ in divorce from spouse

Extra particulars are beginning to trickle out about Albert Pujols divorcing his spouse of twenty-two years.

On Monday, Pujols introduced that he was submitting for divorce. The announcement got here days after the information that his spouse, Deidre, had undergone profitable surgical procedure to take away a mind tumor.

Tuesday, TMZ reported that Pujols cited “irreconcilable variations” within the submitting, and that the couple have been been cut up up since February. Albert and Deidre Pujols share 5 youngsters, and the MLB slugger reportedly requested joint custody of the three who’re minors.

“I’ve been requested plenty of questions over the previous few days relating to what’s been occurring at house and sadly, after 22 years of marriage, I’ve made the choice to file for divorce from my spouse, Deidre,” Pujols mentioned in a statement released by his agent, Dan Lozano.

“I notice this isn’t essentially the most opportune time with Opening Day approaching and different household occasions which have not too long ago taken place. These conditions are by no means straightforward and isn’t one thing that simply occurred in a single day.”

Albert Pujols cited irreconcilable differences in his divorce filing after 22 years of marriage to his wife, Deidre.
Albert Pujols cited irreconcilable variations as the explanation for divorcing his spouse, Deidre, of twenty-two years.
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Pujols signed again with the Cardinals this offseason. He beforehand starred in St. Louis from 2001 by 2011. He then spent over 9 years with the Angels and completed final season with the Dodgers.

“As a religious Christian, that is an end result that I by no means wished to see occur,” Pujols continued in his assertion. “For a lot of lengthy days and nights, I prayed, asking the Lord for His steerage.”

Pujols mentioned in his assertion that he and Deidre “stay dedicated” to elevating their 5 youngsters “in a loving and protected atmosphere.”

Albert Pujols divorce
Albert Pujols (r.) kisses his spouse Deidre after hitting his 600th profession house run on June 3, 2017.

“I’m grateful for the 5 stunning youngsters that we introduced into this world and stay dedicated to elevating them in a loving and protected atmosphere,” he wrote. “I ask that you simply please respect our privateness and the privateness of our 5 youngsters throughout this time.”

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