NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former New York Gov. David Paterson and his wife Michelle Paige Paterson have announced that they have separated.

A representative said the couple’s decision was “mutual and amicable.”

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The couple’s relationship was in the public eye from the day he took office in 2008, when each admitted to having affairs.

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Paterson assumed office as governor after a sex scandal forced the resignation of Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

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