In 2018, Sarah and Todd Palin were leaving Alaska for the Southwest, she didn’t want to be “hidden in Wasilla”

In 2018, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told a reporter from the daily mail that she and her then-husband Todd were “finally in that place where we can take the opportunity to go out and do more.” They already had a luxury home in Scottsdale, Arizona, had sold it and were building an even bigger mansion in the same area.

“We were anchored here [Wasilla] for children Now our youngest daughter is not going to school, she’s going to nursing school, she’s going to be taken care of,” Palin said in an interview published that year. “And we’re ready to do a lot more.”

“We’re not going to be stuck in Wasilla, Alaska, for the rest of our lives,” Palin told the reporter. There was no indication that they intended to sell their Lake Lucille home, but it was clear to readers that they would be spending more time out of state; they were building the kind of home in Arizona that most wouldn’t consider a casual getaway.

Palin’s new mansion on the Scottsdale mountain property was being built after the Palins sold their other Scottsdale home for $2.275 million in 2016, according to The Los Angeles Times.

According to, the Palins had purchased the new lot for $937,000 in 2015. With the mansion still under construction in 2018, the 30-year marriage was failing. Todd filed for divorce and put the unfinished project on the market. The two-story, 7,660-square-foot home sold for $6.2 million.

Sarah and Todd had been a fixture in Wasilla since high school. In the 2018 interview, they told the reporter they thought it was time for a change.

“I want to do something that influences our culture,” Sarah said. “Reminding people how important a work ethic is and trying to erase a lot of that idea that people have that the government owes them anything. Or that anybody owes them anything.”

Palin told him daily mail in 2018 he wanted to focus more nationally, on “some positions here to get that message out, how important it is to be independent, to get out and work for yourself.”

“He’s more driven than I am to get out and do some things,” Palin said of Todd, adding, “If you see seaplanes flying around Arizona or New Mexico, you’ll know who he is.”

Palin, now 58, retired to her Wasilla home for a couple of years, but it seems she’s spending more time out of state once again with her new friend, the retired hockey player of the NHL Ron Duguay, who has a home in New York City and another. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Duguay, 65, and his ex-wife, supermodel Kim Alexis, divorced in 2016.

Although she’s campaigning for Congress in Alaska in 2022, Palin has rarely been seen in public in her home state, or anywhere else, since the heady days last winter when she was a regular fixture with Duguay a New York, while his suit against the News from New York was being heard in a Manhattan courtroom. It appears in the New York papers almost daily.

After the death of Don Young, he made his move to rejoin political life. He’s done a few parades: the Colony Days Parade, the Bear Paw Parade, and the Golden Days Parade, but otherwise he’s kept a pretty low profile.

Palin has requested dividends from the Permanent Fund and has voted in most Alaska elections over the past few decades, except for a couple of municipal ones. He has maintained his street cred as an Alaskan.

Last week, Duguay told a Canadian reporter that he and Palin were negotiating marriage. Palin seemed uneasy with the comment, saying it sounded like he was negotiating a hockey contract. The The National Enquirer in May wrote, however, that it is Palin who has an extensive list of prenuptial demands from Duguay.

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