Wife of former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist files for divorce

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:33pm

Karyn Frist filed for divorce from former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist last Friday due to irreconcilable differences.

Along with the divorce complaint, the former senator responded in his own filing that he “admits, with sadness, that irreconcilable differences have arisen between the parties that will prevent them from living together as Husband and Wife.”

Both sides agreed upon a “marital dissolution agreement.” The two married in 1981 in Lubbock, Texas.

Bill First represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He was the Senate Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007.

16 Comments on this post:

By: pswindle on 9/10/12 at 3:07

Well. o' Well! Who cares?

By: NashvilleLaw on 9/10/12 at 4:34

Here's a link to Karyn Frist's Complaint for Divorce:

Here's a link to Bill Frist's Answer to the Complaint for Divorce:

By: Rasputin72 on 9/10/12 at 6:39

She is now as wealthy as he. It is these situations that number in the hundreds of thousands that should make every wealthy man or woman give counsel to grandchildren that marriage is a business that has a 50% failure rate. No intelligent and self-made mlllionaire would ever enter into a business deal where the odds of failure stood at 50%

One should consider leasing a man or woman for a companion not marry them. Tennessee of course does not recognize common law marriage which is another option for the wealthy.

If the man or woman gives you an ultimatum of marriage or else, always take the or else.

By: govskeptic on 9/10/12 at 7:12

Divorces are always sad no matter the status of the individuals. I suppose
Karyn felt as I do, he wasn't a very good Majority leader either.

By: Bhaall on 9/10/12 at 8:18

This will ruin Barney Frank's marriage!

By: ancienthighway on 9/10/12 at 10:12

To think all this time I thought Rasputin to be a Republican. Here he is speaking out against Marriage, endorsing living in Sin, and promoting Prostitution.

By: BenDover on 9/11/12 at 4:23

Dang... hate to hear this.

By: dargent7 on 9/11/12 at 4:49

Married in 1981? That's a 30 year marriage, folks.
It was worth it, my guess.

By: Kosh III on 9/11/12 at 6:21

"I hate divorce, says the Lord" Malachi 2:16

By: Rasputin72 on 9/11/12 at 6:27

Ancienthighway......You left out, Protecting your wealth!!!!

By: Rocket99 on 9/11/12 at 8:22

So much for the "sanctity of marriage".

So, since they are getting divorced, it will have an effect on all other hetero marriages in Tennessee since gay people can't be legally married in Tennessee.

Mr. Fowler needs to go and preach the sanctity of marriage to the Frists, show them the errors of their ways and make them stay married so that "institution" will not be weakened.

By: rawhide on 9/11/12 at 12:17

@rocket99 . . . or maybe it doesn't matter that they got married . . . or are getting divorced . . . or what happens now . . . right?

By: Jughead on 9/12/12 at 7:26

I just don't see how they will make ends meet after the divorce. Wife will end up on TennCare and WIC. So sad.

By: yogiman on 9/12/12 at 7:31

A divorce is a personal matter. It shouldn't be broadcast to the public. I imagine it would heart their children and grandchildren much worse than the couple.

For "NashvilleLaw" to offer their paper works, who should give a damn?

By: frodo on 9/12/12 at 8:30

Turning a divorce into a political football or using it as a cudgel in class warfare or gender preference is really kind of sick. I'll say the same thing I said when the Gores split. It is sad, and I feel sorry for them and their families. Kosh adds that God hates divorce, which is not a cudgel, either. It is just a fact. We all hate it.

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