Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, wife Karen Dyer divorcing - Florida Politics

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, wife Karen Dyer divorcing

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his wife Karen Dyer are divorcing after a a 29-year marriage, Dyer’s office confirmed Thursday morning.

News of the breakup broke through the Orlando Sentinel, which reported that the Dyers are seeking an amicable split after separating for some time.

In a statement issued by his office, Buddy Dyer stated, “After being separated for some time, Karen and I are divorcing. This was a mutual and amicable decision. We hope to continue to handle this in a private and dignified manner that can be an example for others who face this difficult decision.”

The Sentinel reported that Buddy Dyer, mayor for 14 years, filed for divorce in Holmes County on Sept. 1, describing their marriage as “irretrievably broken.”

Karen Dyer is a lawyer with Boies Schiller Flexner.

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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