SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bentley is not the only high profile, elected official in Alabama to see his long marriage end recently.
Senator Cam Ward of Alabaster and his wife Julie Cain have also divorced.
The couple confirmed the divorce, but neither wanted to comment publicly. They referred us to a Facebook post from August 11 that announced the divorce.
The statement read in part:
"Dear Family and Friends,
Our entire lives have been unconventional to say the least. Our divorce, along with the public announcement of it, is no exception. Please support the three of us as we navigate our family forward under an intense microscope in a really small town. We close this 23 year chapter of our lives the exact same way we started it.. supporting each other. #teamward
Julie Cain and Cam Ward"
Senator Ward was arrested for driving under the influence in Shelby County in July. The Republican released a statement at the time, apologizing to his family, friends and constituents.
He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Alabaster Municipal Court on September 9. The court ordered him to pay a $2,400 fine, have an interlock device installed on his vehicle, complete a defensive driving class, do 48 hours of community service and undergo random alcohol testing twice a month for six months. Ward said he willingly accepted the requirements.
Ward, a Republican, serves Shelby County District 14. He was elected to the Alabama Senate in 2010 and before that served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives.