Limbaugh Getting Third Divorce
I heard this on the car radio last night but forgot about it:
Palm Beach Post — Limbaugh, third wife getting divorce
Rush Limbaugh, the Palm Beach-based conservative talk radio icon, announced Friday that he is getting another divorce.
It was the third marriage for both Limbaugh, 53, and his 44-year-old wife, Marta, a native of Jacksonville. Limbaugh’s latest marital difficulties come while he is under investigation by Palm Beach County prosecutors over allegations of illegal doctor-shopping for painkillers.
The couple’s decision to end their 10-year marriage was mutual and amicable, and was unrelated to Limbaugh’s admitted addiction to painkillers, said his spokesman, Tony Knight.
“He decided it would be better to make an announcement than to have his listeners and friends find out via some other source,” Knight said.
Limbaugh hasn’t filed for divorce yet, and Knight wasn’t sure whether Marta had formally filed.
Marta Limbaugh could not be reached Friday. Her mother, Esther Seegert Peluso of Titusville, said she hadn’t heard that Limbaugh and her daughter were separated and that she was surprised, given that they had celebrated their 10th anniversary just two weeks ago.
While it’s tempting to cry “hypocrisy” when a vocal advocate of “family values” is getting his third divorce, I honestly have no idea what the specific circumstances were for any of them. Still, it doesn’t look good.
The decade-long marriage was the longest for Limbaugh, who once said he had little time for love because “I’m too much in love with myself.”
In 1977, he married Roxy Maxine McNeely, a sales secretary at a Kansas City, Mo., radio station. The marriage lasted about 18 months. In 1983, he married Michelle Sixta, a Kansas City Royals stadium usherette, at the Stadium Club. Their marriage lasted about five years.
Limbaugh’s divorces haven’t stopped him from dispensing marital advice. “If you want a successful marriage, let your husband do what he wants to do,” he once said.
Limbaugh, who has no children, also has opined about gay marriage. “Marriage is about raising children. That’s the purpose of the institution.”
One can only wonder why such a man would have difficulty with making marriages last.
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