It's a strange day when news anchors become the news. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski quietly got a divorce from her husband of 23 years, fueling rumors that she's hooking up with her Morning Joe cohost, Joe Scarborough, despite their on-air disagreements.
An MSNBC spokesperson confirmed the news of Brzezinski's divorce to Page Six, saying, "Mika's divorce was finalized in the past year. She's really grateful that it was done amicably and in private.
"This has, of course, been a painful time for her family," the spokesperson continued. "So right now she is focused on her two teenage daughters, and on continuing to heal."
As far as rumors of a romance go, an NBC insider told Page Six, "Everybody at 30 Rock knows they are a couple... they are constantly together, they arrive and leave events together, even on weekends. They are each other's publicists and finish each other's sentences. It's the worst-kept secret in TV."
Brzezinski is a Democrat while Scarborough is a former Republican representative, creating lots of on-air debates and disagreements between them. However, it sounds like passionate hate may have turned into passionate romance — or they've just been duping us the whole time.
While the MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment on the romance rumors, the pair seemed to acknowledge the headlines through a cheeky exchange on their show on Thursday morning.
"Can I get to the lead story now?" Brzezinski asked Scarborough.
"By the way, there are a lot of lead stories today, but why don't we start with the Trump lead story?" Scarborough asked with a chuckle.
"I will finish your sentence and start with politics," said Brzezinski.
Scarborough is also currently single. He divorced after 12 years of marriage three years ago in 2013.
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