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Huffingtons Get ‘Amicable’ Divorce, Shared Custody

Associated Press

Millionaire oilman and former Rep. Mike Huffington and his wife, Republican pundit and columnist Arianna Huffington, obtained a divorce Thursday.

His lawyer, Marna Tucker, said the breakup was “one of the most amicable” ones she had ever seen.

The couple will share custody of their two daughters, Christina, 6, and Isabella, 8, whom they described in a statement as “the most important thing in our lives.”

“Therefore, we’ll always remain a part of each’s life,” they said in the statement.

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Arianna Huffington will live with the children in Brentwood in a new home that was included in her multimillion-dollar divorce settlement.

The Huffingtons married in 1986 but lived increasingly separate lives after he lost the 1994 Senate race in California to Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Last year, Mike Huffington moved to Los Angeles while his wife spent much of her time in Washington in their $4.25-million Wesley Heights mansion.

The marriage was the first for each.

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