Albert Pujols announces divorce days after wife’s brain surgery

Albert Pujols introduced Monday that he and spouse Deidre are splitting up, days after she underwent profitable surgery to take away a brain tumor.

“I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the past few days regarding what’s been going on at home and sadly, after 22 years of marriage, I have made the decision to file for divorce from my wife, Deidre,” Pujols stated in a statement released by his agent, Dan Lozano.

“I realize this is not the most opportune time with Opening Day approaching and other family events that have recently taken place. These situations are never easy and isn’t something that just happened overnight.”

Albert Pujols announced his divorce Monday from wife Deidre after 22 years of marriage
Albert Pujols introduced his divorce Monday from spouse Deidre after 22 years of marriage
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This offseason, Pujols signed a one-year deal to return to the Cardinals, the place he beforehand performed from 2001 to 2011.

He and Deidre had been married since 2000.

“As a devout Christian, this is an outcome that I never wanted to see happen,” Pujols continued in his assertion. “For many long days and nights, I prayed, asking the Lord for His guidance.”

Albert Pujols announced that he is filing for divorce from his wife, Deidre, days after she underwent brain surgery.
Pujols’ announcement comes days after she underwent brain surgery.
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Pujols concluded his assertion by noting that he and Deidre “remain committed” to elevating their 5 kids “in a loving and safe environment.”

“I am thankful for the five beautiful children that we brought into this world and remain committed to raising them in a loving and safe environment. I ask that you please respect our privacy and the privacy of our five children during this time.”

Last season, Pujols hit .236 with 17 homers as he cut up time with the Dodgers and Angels.

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