Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife end their marriage

In a Christmas Eve statement, Former Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife Silda say, "We regret that our marital relationship has come to an end." The couple then said they will not address the subject further.

Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, were married in 1987 and she supported his rise from state's attorney general to governor. They have three grown children.

She famously and painfully stood by his side in 2008 when Spitzer resigned after admitting he paid for sex with prostitutes. He attempted a political comeback this year by running for city comptroller but lost in the Democratic primary.

Wall Spitzer
and the former governor have been living apart for months.