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Former Gov. David Paterson, Wife File For Divorce

Now former New York governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle admitted they both had affairs. They made that admission shortly after he was sworn-in to replace Eliot Spitzer, who himself resigned amid a prostitution scandal. (file/Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Now former New York governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle admitted they both had affairs. They made that admission shortly after he was sworn-in to replace Eliot Spitzer, who himself resigned amid a prostitution scandal. (file/Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson and his wife have officially filed for divorce, more than a year after saying they were separating.

A representative for the Democratic former governor said Tuesday that he and Michelle Paige Paterson have already finalized the terms. She didn’t immediately return a call to her office.

Divorce papers were filed in Manhattan last week. The Patersons separated in September 2012, calling the decision “mutual and amicable.”

They remain friendly. Paterson’s rep, Sean Darcy, says they dined together with their children Jan. 12.

The couple have a 20-year-old son, Alex, and Michelle has an adult daughter from a previous marriage.

Then-Lt. Gov. Paterson became governor when Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal in 2008.

The Patersons soon held a news conference at which both said they’d had affairs.

Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, announced they were splitting last month.

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