Ashlee Holmes and her husband Peter Malleo have split after less than two years of marriage.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey staple announced the news on Thursday in a post on her Instagram stories.
“I’ve been trying to find the right words to share this news,” Ashlee wrote. “It’s something that has been weighing pretty heavy on my heart, and I feel that it’s best for my healing process to just put it out there.”
“A lot of you have sent me so many messages over the last few months. Some of you have even left comments on certain posts of mine with speculation. I’ve always been an incredibly open and honest person. Although no one is entitled to the details of my private life, I have always chosen to share them with you,” she continued. “I acknowledge and understand the fact that such a significant part of my life has been documented on television. Those of you who follow my husband Pete and I on social media have naturally become invested in our lives over the years. That being said, Pete and I have decided to separate.”
“Pete and I have been through so much together over the last ten years of our lives as not only best friends but partners in navigating parenthood,” she explained. “This was a difficult decision for us. We intend to always be in each other’s lives, and continue to support one another as we grow as parents to our son Cameron, who we both love more than anything.”
“Our new goal in our journey through life together is to become the best co-parents that we are capable of being,” she added. “Regardless of your opinions, we ask that you please think of our son and try your best to respect our family during this time. There are a lot more devastating things going on in the world right now to be concerned with than this ‘news.’ Thank you to all who took the time to read this. Please, stay safe!”
Ashlee and Pete got engaged in February 2016 during season 7 of RHONJ. A month later, they announced they were expecting their first child. Their son Cameron Malleo was born in August of that year.
The two eventually tied the knot in August 2018. Instead of a lavish wedding, the two opted to get married at the City Clerk’s office in Manhattan.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey will return to Bravo in late 2020 or early 2021.