People.com Politics Sarah and Todd Palin's Relationship Through the Years: From Early Romance to Alaska's First Family & Beyond High school sweethearts who eloped in 1988, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Todd Palin are now divorcing: See their relationship through the years By Adam Carlson Published on September 9, 2019 08:04 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 10 Bristol Palin/Patheos From left: A throwback photo of Sarah and Todd Palin shared by daughter Bristol in a 2015 blog post. Sarah and Todd met as high school seniors in Wasilla, Alaska, and eloped in 1988, ultimately raising five children. How Sarah & Todd Palin Handled Divorce Rumors in the Past Before They Finally Split 02 of 10 Al Grillo/AP/Shutterstock From left: Sarah and Todd Palin listen to the state's revenue commissioner in Anchorage, Alaska. 03 of 10 Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty From left: Sarah and Todd Palin at their home in Wasilla in October 2006. She was elected governor that year. Todd Palin Filed for Divorce from Sarah Palin on His Birthday — and Is Reportedly Using Bristol's Ex's Attorney 04 of 10 From left: Sarah and Todd Palin speak with reporters in Wasilla after casting their votes in the 2008 presidential election. 05 of 10 Donna Svennevik/Walt Disney Television via Getty From left: Sarah Palin holds her son Trig during an interview with Barbara Walters and Todd Palin in November 2009. 06 of 10 From left: Sarah and Todd Palin in 2010. Kevin Mazur/Getty From left: Sarah and Todd Palin at TIME's 100 Most Influential People gala in New York City in May 2010. 07 of 10 From left: Todd and Sarah Palin in 2012. Charlie Neibergall/AP/Shutterstock From left: Todd and Sarah Palin at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2011. Sarah and Todd Palin Celebrated Daughter's Graduation Together — but July Fourth Apart — Months Before Divorce Filing 08 of 10 Chip Somodevilla/Getty From left: Todd and Sarah talk before she appears on Sean Hannity's show during the Iowa State Fair in August 2011. 09 of 10 Lisa Rose/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images From left: Todd and Sarah Palin in August 2012 doing press for NBC's competition series Stars Earn Stripes, on which Todd was appearing. The Palins remade themselves as TV stars after Sarah left political office. 10 of 10 Sarah Palin/Instagram From left: Sarah and Todd Palin in October 2017. Sarah and Todd Palin Had Dinner with Dean Cain Just Months Before Split — 'They Were Completely Normal'