California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer, 71, filed for divorce from his much younger wife following a year of public scandal for the political couple.
Just hours after Lockyer made the announcement, his wife Nadia Lockyer, 41, who served as Supervisor for Alameda County, was involved in a traffic accident, adding to the list of her troubled behavior. According to police, Nadia ran off the road and crashed into a light pole; she was the sole occupant of the car.
In his filing, Mr. Lockyer cited “irreconcilable differences” as his reason for seeking divorce. The couple has a 9 year-old son.
In the past year, Nadia spent time in a drug treatment program where she met another man, who became her lover. In another scandalous incident, Nadia had to call police after her lover allegedly assaulted in her in hotel room when they were having a rendezvous.
Nadia later accused he husband of hacking into her email.
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