DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his wife, Mary Maher, are divorced.
According to a statement released on Friday, the couple decided that it was best for them, but said they would stay in close contact.
Read the full statement below:
"Life is a journey with many twists. Today, a new chapter begins for us two. We have decided on divorce.
" This painful decision has not been made easy. On the contrary, we have had many serious discussions, have sought guidance, but ultimately believe that it is the best decision for both of us. We cannot soon be married, but we remain in close contact and we are primarily parents. We will always protect and be present together in the lives of our children and grandchildren.
"We ask you to respect our privacy in this very difficult time. We will not comment further. We will continue to be supportive of each other, of our family and fellow citizens of Detroit."