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Deion Sanders' Wife

I Learned About Our Divorce

... on TMZ!!!

12/27/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pilar and Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders
' wife says the former NFL star didn't have the stones to personally tell her he wants a divorce ...  shockingly, she learned about the move by checking TMZ.com.

Pilar Sanders' lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells us she was "heartbroken and surprised when [she] read ... that Deion announced his decision, on his own, to end their marriage."

Pilar's lawyer adds, "Pilar's sole focus and top priority for the last 12.5 years has been her marriage and children. Based on recent discoveries, [Pilar] now realizes that Deion did not view their family the same way."

Friedman would not reveal any details about the "recent discoveries" to which he referred.

Friedman tells us Pilar has NOT negotiated a divorce settlement with Deion -- but says she fully intends to protect herself and her children.

Translation -- this divorce ain't gonna come cheap.

Still, Pilar says she isn't 100% convinced the marriage is dead ... chalking up Deion's recent behavior to a "temporary lapse of judgment" ... and insisting she's "confident that he will come to his senses and return to his family as he has in the past."

An adviser for Deion tells TMZ ... the athlete's original statement "speaks for itself" ... adding, "In the best interest of the children, he will not be discussing this matter any further in the media."

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46.

IMO    

Take him for all of it Pilar. This man is an egomaniac and you can certainly do better!

845 days ago
47.

dd    

Honey you are in denial, how could you not know your relationship is over?

845 days ago
48.

moy loy    

What is wrong with these men and women also. They have no sense of loyalty, because it is always about them. What about me, what about me. They think of no one else but themselves. Dion is supposed to be a man of God, so for him to divorce his wife, without even letting her know first, is just so wrong. I wonder if he he is involved with someone else, must be midlife crisis. Once a woman starts having children for these men, it is as if she is washed up and only good for keeping house. You all will regret leaving the real woman who loves you. It is only a matter of time.

845 days ago
49.

UPYOURS    

Isn't he just a living doll? NOT

845 days ago
50.

mike    

Girl the 80's are over whats up with the colored contacts?

845 days ago
51.

"Frenchie" McFarlane    

Hmmm......looks like "Neon Deion" didn't wanna tackle her either, eh? Quelle phony!!!!!

844 days ago
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