DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife, First Lady Helen Thorpe, announced they will separate after 10 years of marriage in a joint statement released Tuesday.
Hickenlooper’s office released the statement, announcing what was called a “mutual and amicable” split with Thorpe. The end of the release stressed that neither party has partaken in an extramarital affair and that they had sought “extended counseling”.
“After years of marriage that have added tremendous love and depth to both of our lives, we have decided to separate,” the release stated. “We continue to have the utmost respect for each other, and we remain close friends.”
The release also stated that the split had nothing to do with the difficult events Colorado has faced this summer, such as the slew of wildfires and the Aurora theater tragedy.