Ex-Pa. Gov. Rendell, wife of 45 years are divorcing

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and his wife of 45 years, federal appeals court judge Marjorie Rendell, are divorcing.

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell makes remarks during a news conference in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The couple has been separated since 2011.

Ed Rendell tells The Philadelphia Inquirer “it will be an amicable divorce” and says he and his soon-to-be-ex-wife are on good terms. He notes they recently traveled together to Jamaica with their son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Asked why they are divorcing at this time, the 72-year-old former Philadelphia mayor says it’s just something they wanted to do.

The divorce was first reported Tuesday by Philadelphia Magazine.