It’s getting messy in Miami. As if catching your spouse with a model in a nightclub isn’t dramatic enough, now Lisa Hochstein and Dr. Lenny Hochstein’s divorce is taking an even nastier turn. According to a report from Page Six, Lisa filed court documents recently claiming that her ex is exhibiting “volatile behavior” in front of their kids amid the divorce, and she’s requesting exclusive access to their $52 million Star Island property.
In the early days of The Real Housewives of Miami, we watched Lisa and Lenny struggle to conceive a child, which ultimately put a strain on their marriage. Fast forward to today, and it’s heartbreaking to see the turmoil their family is going through.
Lisa told the court that Dr. Lenny has “berated and threatened” her in front of their kids. And although earlier reports said that Dr. Lenny was trying to kick Lisa out of their house, Lisa is now arguing that his behavior is so bad that she had to flee their home. So, according to the recent court filing, Lisa is requesting “exclusive use and possession” of the mansion.
In response, Lenny’s lawyer Richard Preira said that Lisa was “stalking” Lenny within their home and continues to do so in the media, which prompted him to move out. So if Lisa fled because of his bad behavior, but he also moved out because she was “stalking” him, does that mean no one is living in their $52 million mansion right now? What a mess.
With Lenny’s behavior coming into question, his attorney has gone on the defense. He talked to Page Six and slammed Lisa for being so public about their divorce. Did he not get the memo that she’s a Real Housewife and putting her life into the public eye is literally her job?
Still, the attorney claims that Lenny has “done everything in his power to protect the children by being private, not public, and by not being at all inflammatory.” He argued that Lenny has made a choice not to speak unfavorably of Lisa for the sake of the children, but in contrast, she “seems to crave attention” and “issues allegations that are inflammatory and the opposite of the truth.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Lenny has been galavanting around Miami with his new 26-year-old girlfriend, model Katharina Mazepa. She’s the one Lisa allegedly confronted in a nightclub earlier this year before she and Lenny officially called it quits.
In Lisa’s court filing, she’s demanding that her kids have no contact with Katharina. The papers state, “The husband’s presumed girlfriend, upon information and belief, has acted and continues to act in a manner that would be seen as injurious to the minor children, should she have any contact of access to the minor children at this time.”
Although Lenny hasn’t commented directly on the allegations, his attorney has been doing plenty of talking. Amid Lisa’s court filing, he maintained that Lenny is “trying to avoid conflict,” but Lisa’s “goal is conflict.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED TO SEE DR. LENNY AND LISA HOCHSTEIN’S DIVORCE TAKE SUCH A MESSY TURN? DO YOU THINK KEEPING LENNY’S NEW GIRLFRIEND AWAY FROM THEIR KIDS IS A FAIR DEMAND?
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