SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Former University of Utah President Michael Young not only has a new life in Washington State, he now has a new wife as well.
Young recently left the U of U to become president of the University of Washington and, just a few days ago, he was married in a quiet ceremony there.
This marriage has become news in several of the Seattle newspapers.
These articles also focus on who President Young married.
Last Friday, Michael Young (age 61) married Marti Denkers (age 38), formerly of Salt Lake.
She's the ex-wife of Stephen Eccles Denkers.
He's the executive director of the Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation.
The Eccles family has been a very generous donor to the University of Utah.
The Seattle Weekly reports that Marti Young also attended the University of Utah as a student.
In other words, Young married both a U of U student, as well as the ex-wife of a major donor.
According to Utah divorce documents, both Michael Young and his new wife are recently divorced from their former spouses.
Her divorce decree was apparently signed fairly late in 2010.
President Young's decree appears to have become final early this year.
But some of his divorce file is listed as being changed from public to private.
The Seattle Weekly also reports that Young was married for 38 years and that,
"the break-up" was a polarizing event on [Utah's] campus."
The Weekly also says,
"Utah's conservative Mormon culture didn't make things any easier.
As for the newlyweds, the Seattle Times quotes Marti Young as calling her husband "hypnotic...I wanted to marry him right out of the gate."