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Oklahoma City mayor files for divorce

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has filed for divorce from his wife, Lisa, records show.
BY BRYAN DEAN Modified: January 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm •  Published: January 5, 2011

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett filed last week for divorce from his wife of 32 years, Lisa, court records show. The divorce petition cites “total irreconcilable incompatibility.”

Cornett's office confirmed the split Tuesday, releasing a statement from the mayor, 52, who did not want to discuss the matter.

“Lisa and I have many years of memories together, and we intend to remain close to our three grown boys,” Cornett's statement said.

Cornett and his wife began dating when they were sophomores at Putnam City High School.

“The decision to end our marriage has been a very personal, emotional and painful decision for us to make. It follows years of marital counseling. We ask for your thoughts and prayers as we go forward.”

Lisa Cornett, 53, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. has disabled the comments for this article.