The Alaska Report chimed in with a similar story, citing multiple sources. It also noted that a National Enquirer story about affairs on both sides led to the deterioration of their marriage.
However, CBS News is reporting that Sarah Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, told them that the report of a divorce is "categorically false."
Additionally, in a post on Facebook, Palin spokesperson Meg Stapleton said the rumors were false:
Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).What about that missing ring (at many events)? It's been noted by CBS that Sarah Palin frequently campaigned last year without it. It is still strange, however. Most women would not remove their wedding ring for any reason, sans divorce.
Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to “quit making things up.” We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it.
On the other hand, this wouldn't be the first "political marriage" in which the couple stayed together publicly, but not privately. After all, don't forget last year's story featuring pictures of Cindy McCain cheating on John McCain. Never publicly verified, but it would not be the first case in which such a pairing continued, so even if Sarah and Todd Palin aren't legally divorced, that may not tell the whole story.