There may be no turning back now for TLC’s favorite 90-day Fiancé couple Pedro Jimeno and Chantel Everett. TMZ reports that the two are headed for divorce court, as Pedro has filed for divorce after 6 years of marriage to Chantel. The newest season of the 90-day spin off The Family Chantel has foreshadowed their marriage being on the rocks, and when there’s smoke with reality couples, there’s usually fire.
In the court documents filed by Pedro in May, Pedro described his and Chantel’s marriage as “irretrievably broken” and noted the two had separated one month earlier. Unfortunately, in typical 90-day fiancé fashion, it’s not looking like an amicable split either!
On the same day that Pedro filed for divorce, he filed an order for an emergency hearing, claiming Chantel withdrew 275k from their joint business account just 5 days before their split. He then alleges that Chantel transferred that cash into an account in Chantel’s and her sister’s Winter Everett’s name.
Pedro alleges he tried unsuccessfully to resolve the issue and is therefore asking the judge to force Chantel to transfer the money back into a joint account until the divorce is settled. The judge denied Pedro’s request for the emergency hearing but intends to hold a hearing later to address the siphoned funds.
Pedro is asking for half of all the marital assets between them. At this time, the case is ongoing and Chantel’s lawyer Jarett R Sliz has declined to comment. Viewers have certainly been prepped for this fall out, with recent episodes showing the two openly at odds, disconnected, and Chantel even asking Pedro point blank if he’s been cheating on her.
We’d wager we’ll get Chantel’s perspective soon enough, as The family Chantel never fails to capitalize on the family’s dirty laundry. Familial drama is after all, the very bankable premise of the show. It’s that vulnerability coupled with complicated family issues that’s made the two such a gold mine for TLC and a true standout in the 90 Day Fiancé series.
Regardless of what happened, we hope these two get back on good terms. we’re not ready to accept a reality world where we don’t get to hear Pedro and Chantel using their affectionate pet names for each other on our tv screens: Pinky Winky (Chantel) and Pepe Wepe (Pedro).
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THERE IS A CHANCE CHANTEL AND PEDRO WILL MAKE UP? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE COURT DOCUMENTS FILED BY PEDRO? DO YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED PLAY OUT ON THE FAMILY CHANTEL?
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