Another Real Housewives couple bites the dust!
Real Housewives of Orange County star Jen Armstrong has filed for separation from her husband Ryne Holliday, per TMZ.
Last week, the plastic surgeon filed for separation from Ryne in Southern California. She listed the reason for the split as “irreconcilable differences” and noted their date of separation as September 8, 2021.
The Orange County couple were married for eight years and share three kids together, 10-year-old twins and a 9-year-old son. Jennifer has requested legal and physical custody of the kids, giving Ryne visitation rights.
Jennifer and Ryne’s relationship woes played out during season 16 of RHOC. In February, Jennifer revealed that she and Ryne split after filming season 16 but ultimately reconciled.
In March 2022, the couple listed their $8 million Newport Beach home in hopes of having a fresh start. Eventually, they took the house off the market and opted to rent it out for $20k a month instead.
Meanwhile, a Page Six source gives further insight into Jen and Ryne’s split.
“There was no specific catalyst for the filing. After their first trial separation in September , Jen and Ryne were still in limbo, and Jen felt like she needed to take this step to improve their family dynamic,” a source says.
“The issues they’ve been having are the same issues that played out on the show,” the insider continues. “But all is amicable, and they are committed to keeping their kids stable and happy.”
As news of their split emerged online, Jen released a statement via PEOPLE: “Ryne and I are taking some time apart to focus on ourselves and our children. While we are very sad, we are hoping that we will heal and be even stronger as a family. We ask for patience as we navigate this new chapter in our lives.”
RHOC is set to return for season 17 in late 2022 or early 2023.