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Joe Scarborough

QUIET DIVORCE

... After 12-Year Marriage

10/10/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1009_joe_scarborough_gettyJoe Scarborough -- host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" -- quietly divorced his wife of 12 years back in January ... TMZ has learned.

The 50-year-old former Florida congressman filed the divorce docs in Connecticut back in September 2012 ... seeking to end his marriage to Susan Waren, a former aide to FL Gov. Jeb Bush. The two were married in 2001.

The former couple have 2 minor children together -- a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old.

There have been rumors for years that Scarborough has a thing for his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski (who is married btw). And the sexual tension between the two is so apparent, they addressed it during a media event in 2009 ... denying having any sort of romantic feelings for each other.

1009_Mika-Brzezinski_joe_scarborough_getty2It's not Scarborough's first brush with divorce -- the conservative pundit ended his 1st marriage to Melanie Hinton back in 1999 after 13 years together. Joe and Melanie had 2 children together, who are now adults.

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2:50 PM PT -- Joe and Susan tell us they "are still close friends" and remain focused on raising their children. They added, "This was a difficult decision but after much prayer and counseling, we concluded it was the right one for our family."

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61.

Rob    

Two liberal douchebags. I don't care.

322 days ago
62.

GothamGirl    

Can't believe this colossal ASS found two women willing to marry him!

322 days ago
63.

Nonsense    

If you think he's a "conservative pundit" then you must see Obama as a libertarian. Whatever, he's a jack*ss.

322 days ago
64.

morak    

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322 days ago
65.

kitnplayn    

But, you made a promise to God to honor your vows, twice. Aren't you worried about going to Hell? If you do not fear Hell, then you do not believe in God.

322 days ago
66.

Uh    

All these illiterate democrat/republican comments, and you wonder why out govt is shutdown?

322 days ago
67.

NOT ELMO    

Joe Scarborough QUIET DIVORCE...After 12-Year Marriage.............i hear he now loves prostitutes

322 days ago
68.

Duter10    

Conservative? Far from it.

322 days ago
69.

Kim    

Joe Scarborough...conservative pundit??? Since when? Call him what he is...RINO (or just liberal).

322 days ago
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Kim    

Joe Scarborough...conservative pundit??? Since when? Call him what he really is...RINO (or liberal). What's the difference?

322 days ago
71.

INeverLie    

That's the interesting thing about them. There is sexual tension & she's downright giddy sometimes. In 2009 they were definitely having an affair. I think there was a definite decision to not divorce and split their families but they did not want to give up the money they were making. It's like an alcoholic abusive marriage. He's on his good behavior and then he spouts out and is abusive. We all complain & send her tweets. Then they work alternating days so as not to be together. Then there's a dramatic apology. It's SOOO dysfunctional.

318 days ago
72.

Tracy F    

"After much prayer..." Yeah, right-o, big Joe!

"UM, God? I think I want someone else now...is that okay? Um, sure Joe- you let everyone know I said it was all right, now- k?"

Give us all a freaking break on the "after much prayer" bit...ffs.

308 days ago
73.

josf    

any "sexual tension" between joe and mika is manufactured studio fluff, the fakeness is why I cannot watch the show. I feel for his loss of family, more for them...... But 2 times leaving small children with a single mother is so low class, just hope he doesn't do it again and focus his energy on his children, not another "baby mamma"

298 days ago
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Larry T. Doughty    

Joe and Mika are both a couple of phonies. Checked in this Thursday morning, only to see how Mika acts like a 16 year old teen. Rolling eyes and the rest of her nonsense.

134 days ago
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