Sam Donaldson & Wife Split After His DUI Arrest

Thu, January 3, 2013 8:21pm EST by 2 Comments
Sam Donaldson Divorce

Just a short month after being arrested for a DUI, Sam’s wife Jan Smith Donaldson announces that the couple of 29 years have been separated for several months. Read on for all the details.

Many were surprised by recent news that veteran newscaster Sam Donaldson, 78, had been arrested for a DUI in early December, wondering what could have led the respected ABC News journalist to such a lapse in judgement. With a new announcement that Sam and his wife of 29 years, journalist Jan Smith Donaldson, 57, quietly separated months ago, perhaps we have our answer.

Jan’s lawyer, Sandy Ain, confirmed the split to The Washington Post on Jan. 2. “They remain on good terms with each other and are hopeful they’ll be able to resolve their economic issues,” Sandy says. The reason for the split hasn’t been given, and the couple still has yet to file for divorce. “It’s unclear where this is ultimately headed,” Sandy adds.

Sam & Jan Donaldson’s Marital History

Sam and Jan were married in 1983, marking his third marriage. The two met while both were working at ABC News. At the time of their engagement, he told colleagues that this relationship “is forever, until I expire.” After their wedding, Jan said that her older husband “really swept me off my feet in terms of energy and excitement.”

The couple have no children together, though Sam has four grown children from his previous marriages.

Sam Donaldson’s Other Headaches

News of the split comes shortly after Sam was arrested in Delaware on Dec. 1. Cops pulled the newsman over after he had driven onto the shoulder of the road. During the stop, he failed the field sobriety test and was immediately arrested. As he was reportedly incredibly cooperative during the arrest, he was released rather quickly. Sam’s case for his DUI arrest is still pending.

Do you think Sam’s split from his wife Jan led to his DUI, HollywoodLifers?

– Billy Nilles

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John Hopkins

Posted at 10:46 AM on January 4, 2013  

No event in a person’s life should cause the individual to partake in self-destructive behavior.
This misconception is the basis for all leftist victimization claims. The spice of life is overcoming such challenges; nothing ever worthwhile in life is easy to accomplish.
Maybe he just wants his marriage back? Just like we want our country back. You see, the terminolgy is not meant to be taken literally, as if one owns his marriage or his country. It is an allegory meaning that we would like to preserve what we had in the past. And no, idiot, no one wants to preserve the bad things that we had in our past. When we say we want our country back, we’re speaking about all the good things that made this country great, just like you may want all the good things that made your marriage great. Why cannot we get intelligent people in our media?

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financial cliff

Posted at 12:31 AM on January 4, 2013  

living the normal life in america is practicely impossible…………..

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