In Frist divorce, Bill gets vacation homes, Karyn gets Nashville home, $2.1M cash

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:58pm

Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist and his ex-wife Karyn finalized their divorce last week — and court documents lay out the marital dissolution agreement.

Karyn filed for the divorce due to “irreconcilable differences” in November. Documents filed in Davidson County Circuit Court reveal that she will receive a $2.1 million lump sum of cash, along with a split of other assets.

The ex-senator will retain the couples’ vacation homes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Nantucket, Mass., while Karyn has the option of occupying the “marital residence” on Bowling Avenue for the next five years. Bill, however, must allow his ex-wife access to the Nantucket home for a quarter of the time over the summer months during the next five years. If he gets remarried, he’ll have to provide her comparable alternative housing at the beach.

The former couple will also split assets from the homes, with Bill gets the mounted buffalo head from the Nashville home, among other personal items from his time in the U.S. Senate. Karyn will receive art and furnishings from the homes — and even the bathroom door from the Nantucket home.

They will also divide up various stocks and investments, but financial details were not disclosed in the filing.

Karyn will also be forced to reapply for a “lady” membership to the Belle Meade Country Club but will receive a recommendation letter from Bill supporting her membership.

Both parties will continue to donate an undisclosed amount of money to Karyn’s Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee fund, and she will have full control over how the charitable funds will be allocated.

The former couple also agreed to keep all business, personal and private affairs confidential.

Karyn still has the option of being buried at the Frist Family Burial Estate at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Bill and Karyn married in Lubbock, Texas, in 1981.

Bill represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. He was the Senate Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007.

11 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 12/14/12 at 12:46

I guess she got the elevator and he got the shaft.

By: CrimesDown on 12/14/12 at 10:53

Wonder if she got the hinges for the bathroom door? Divorce isn't funny but it seems that this might not have been a very friendly one.

By: sonny1024 on 12/15/12 at 5:16

As the song goes " Another one bites the dust "

By: 4gold on 12/15/12 at 8:59

What would women do if they ever did acheive equality? Have to support themselves after divorce? Women are leaches. Stay single men until divorce laws are fair for all. Poor baby might miss a tea at the club. Hard life. But she earned it on the couch eating bon bons.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!

By: govskeptic on 12/15/12 at 9:47

E-Bay will have much of the merchandise available soon. Half sets of China and
Silver don't bring as much in the bidding. The Art works is mainly portraits of Bill Frist, Ted Welsh, and George W. one would assume. On with their lives now.

By: pswindle on 12/15/12 at 1:20

Wonder who Bill's sweetie is. I'm sure that the Mrs. has plenty of data to come out with the bundle that she received. It looks like he wss willing to give up a lot for the silence of details of why the divorce.

By: sonny1024 on 12/15/12 at 1:53

You mean ole bill might have a sweetie? what about the Mrs.bill think she has been slipping around I am shocked just shocked to think that a tn politician or x senator would do such a thing and him being from tn. Well there here to take me back to the HOME you no the HOME with the wire around it to keep out the STRANGE people.

By: slzy on 12/16/12 at 9:47

i thought he was going to move to africa and save it. wish he would start a summit and work that way.

By: dargent7 on 12/17/12 at 8:59

Speaking of elevators, if Mitt Romney gets a divorce from Annie oakley, she'll get the La Jolla beach house with the 4 car elevator.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/17/12 at 9:57

Karyn, girl, that's a nice pay off for just laying on your back sweetie. I need to find me a rich husband. Sounds like the best retirement plan. LOL...

By: rickmuz on 12/17/12 at 1:22

Gawd my life blows in comparison. What'd this chick do before she latched onto the good Doctor?