The following statement was released by the Columbus Mayor's office on Oct. 16, 2009.
Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Frankie Coleman announced today they have decided to amicably dissolve their marriage of 25 years. The Mayor and Frankie intend to remain friends and be supportive of their family endeavors. The Coleman family is thankful for the warm support it has received from the community through the many years. Family members will not be commenting further, and would appreciate respect for their privacy on this matter.