We were all thinking it – Dr. Jen Armstrong and husband Ryne Holliday had a slim chance of marriage survival. The only storyline Jen had was her marriage troubles playing out for all. And I truly think that she was so caught up with what was happening at home, she couldn’t give her all to Real Housewives of Orange County. So we didn’t get a chance to see the full picture on the first year housewife.
As reported by TMZ, things haven’t gotten any better since filming and Jen has filed for legal separation. the documents cite “irreconcilable differences” as her reason for separation. The couple have been married for almost 8 years and have 3 children together. Jen is asking for legal and physical custody of the kids, while Ryne would have visitation.
During her time on RHOC, Jen went to veteran housewife Heather Dubrow, who has been married for almost 25 years, for marriage advice. Heather was up for the challenge and invited Jen and Ryne to a fancy dinner party at her house. A few other married couples were invited, presumably to advise on how to make a marriage work long term. But things didn’t exactly go as planned. Jen drank too much and Ryne, who doesn’t drink at all, was completely out of his element. The only thing they seemed to walk away with was a full stomach. And maybe a headache too.
Once filming wrapped, Jen admitted that Ryne moved out. She revealed in February, “We separated for a while and lived life without each other. And I think that made us have more of an appreciation for who the other person was and have a different outlook on getting back together and putting in the work to stay together.” While they were only apart for a month, Jen believed at the time that it helped their marriage.
She remarked, “Ryan and I are much better now. It got worse and then I turned a corner and came back around. It got better.”
Unfortunately, it clearly didn’t last very long. prior to the separation news, Jen and Ryne put their house up for sale in March then took it off the market. It’s currently being rented out for $20K a month. Neither Jen nor Ryne have addressed the separation publicly.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT JEN AND RYNE ARE SEPARATING? DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD WORK IT OUT? SHOULD JEN GET ANOTHER SEASON ON RHOC?
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