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Cal Ripken Jr. Got Divorced This Morning

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After nearly 30 years of marriage, former Baltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr. and wife Kelly divorced today in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Kelly Ripken was represented by Washington lawyer, Sandy Ain, who tells us the case file is sealed and the couple is not disclosing the reason for their split. He says Kelly wants privacy for herself and the couple’s two children.

Cal Ripken was represented by Baltimore attorney Mary Sanders. The Maryland native played for the Orioles from 1981 to 2001 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. Kelly Ripken is a philanthropist, focusing on women’s health through the A Woman’s Journey program at Johns Hopkins.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.