CNN Anchor Fareed Zakaria’s Wife Files For Divorce

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The wife of CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria has reportedly sued him for divorce.

Jewelry designer Paula Zakaria Throckmorton cited an “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage in filing for an uncontested divorce, according to the New York Post.

The left-leaning anchor is the host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” as well as a columnist for both the Washington Post and TIME magazine.

The paper said the couple have been married for 21 years and have three children, ranging in ages from 10 to 19.

The couple separated briefly in 2011, when Zarakia issued a statement reading: “It’s true that we’re having troubles and I have taken a small apartment a few blocks away, but I still live at our house most days of the week. We’re trying to work things out. Divorce is not on the horizon.”

Zakaria is worth an estimated $8 million according to the Post, which also said the couple own a $3.4 million townhouse in New York City and a $2.1 million estate in Rhinebeck, NY.

But the two are not expected to fight over assets, according to the paper, because she filed an agreement.

According to Zakaria’s biography on CNN’s website: “Primetime Fareed Zakaria GPS specials have included ‘India at a Crossroads’ in 2013 and ‘The GPS Roadmap for Making Immigration Work” in 2012.'”

Zakaria was editor of Newsweek International from 2000 to 2010 and managing editor of Foreign Affairs from 1992 to 2010.

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