Ex-Mayor Adrian Fenty has told friends he and his wife, Michelle Fenty, are separating, people familiar with the situation (including one source close to the former mayor) tell LL.

Michelle Fenty, who took a job in Trinidad and Tobago last year with the Inter-American Development Bank, remained mostly out of the spotlight during her husband’s four-year term. She made a rare, tearful appearance late during the 2010 Democratic primary campaign to defend his record.

Since leaving office two years ago, Adrian Fenty has stayed out of local politics while working for a half-dozen different companies. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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