LA mayor and wife separate
Jun 08,2007 00:00 by UPI

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Friday he will be moving out of his official residence next week because of a split with his wife.

While Corina Villaraigosa remains temporarily in Getty House with the couple's two teenage children, the mayor will return to the home the couple left after his election, The Los Angeles Times reported.

"Each of us loves our children more than anything in the world, and we are committed to working together for their benefit," the mayor said in a statement announcing that he and his wife are separating after more than 20 years of marriage. "I ask that the media and the public respect our privacy through this painful period of transition."

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