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Former Gov. Paterson and wife separate

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Former NY Governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle are separating after 19 years of marriage, according to his spokesman. 

Paterson's spokesman Sean Darcy says the decision to split was mutual. 

The news of the breakup comes about a month from what would have marked the couple's 20th wedding anniversary.  

They have an 18-year-old son together, and Michelle has a daughter from a previous marriage. 

The pair admitted to having affairs before Paterson took office in 2009. 

Official divorce papers haven't been filed but the couple hasn't lived together for several years. 

Paterson, 58, is the host of a weekday radio show on WOR-AM.

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