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Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake files for divorce

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has filed for divorce from her husband Kent Blake, left.
Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has filed for divorce from her husband Kent Blake, left. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the previous mayor of Baltimore, filed for a divorce from her husband Kent Blake, according to court documents.

The couple filed for a divorce in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on April 10, court records show. The case indicates Rawlings-Blake filed for divorce on the grounds of 12-month separation.

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The couple has been married since October 2000. They separated and have been living apart since March 27, 2017, according to court documents; Rawlings-Blake lives in Baltimore and Blake lives in Columbia.

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They have a 15-year-old daughter, and Rawlings-Blake has requested sole legal and physical custody of their child with liberal visitation and telephone access for Blake.

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Dominique S. Moore, Rawlings-Blake’s attorney, declined to comment on the case. Reached by phone, Blake hung up when asked for comment.

Administrative judge W. Michel Pierson denied a motion to seal the case.

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