Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his ex-wife Silda have come
to an agreement on how they will divide their financial assets after 26
years of marriage. According to published reports on their
divorce, Silda will retain the couple's Fifth Avenue residence, be given a
new car every five years, and be granted compensation to be used for "entertainment
and activities expenses". She will also receive $240,000 per year
for life, and $100,000 to donate to her favorite charities. Overall, her
compensation will amount to approximately $7.5 million.
The couple originally met at Harvard in 1987 and married soon after. Spitzer
made a name for himself as a tough Attorney General in New York before
being elected to the governorship, which he took over in 2007. In 2008
Spitzer was implicated in a scandal in which it was revealed that he had
paid a woman for sex. Spitzer resigned a week after the allegations became
public. Though his wife stuck by his side through the entire scandal,
the couple announced their split in late 2013.