Albert Pujols announced Monday that he and his wife Deidre are separating, days after she underwent successful surgery to remove a brain tumor.
“I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the last few days about what’s going on at home and unfortunately after 22 years of marriage I’ve made the decision to file for divorce from my wife Deidre,” Pujols said Released his agent’s statementDan Lozano.
“I realize this is not the best time as Opening Day is approaching and other family events have been happening recently. Such situations are never easy and nothing that just happened overnight.”
That offseason, Pujols signed a one-year deal to return to the Cardinals, where he previously played from 2001-2011.
He and Deidre had been married since 2000.
“As a devout Christian, this is a result I never wanted to see,” Pujols continued in his statement. “Many long days and nights I have prayed and asked the Lord for his guidance.”
Pujols concluded his statement by noting that he and Deidre “remain committed to” raising their five children “in a loving and safe environment.”
“I am grateful for the five wonderful children we brought into this world and I remain committed to raising them in a loving and safe environment. I ask that you respect our privacy and the privacy of our five children during this time.”
Last season, Pujols hit .236 with 17 homers while tied with the Dodgers and Angels.
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