Rumours have been swirling that a RHOM couple has been heading for divorce amidst filming of season 5. Early Monday, it was confirmed that the couple in question was Lisa and Lenny Hochstein, after footage surfaced of him with his rumoured new girlfriend.
The plastic surgeon and self-proclaimed “Boob God” confirmed with Page Six that the couple was splitting after 12 years of marriage.
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“Lisa and I are getting divorced,” he told Page Six. “A few weeks ago, I denied this because because I am trying my best to protect my family during this process. This is a very difficult time, and I would ask for some privacy so that we can best take care of our children who mean the world to us.”
He also confirmed his relationship with Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, insisting “none of this happened until after the decision was made to get divorced.”
For some fans, the divorce news doesn’t come as a surprise. Throughout season 4, Lenny seemed to be detached in the marriage following an alleged “emotional affair” that the couple had worked through.
As of May 16, he has yet to actually file for divorce, but says the couple has been headed in that direction for some time, saying “contemplated divorce for the last several years.”
However, a spokesperson for Lisa told Page Six that she has blindsided by the divorce news. “I’m blindsided by his behavior and reckless handling of the situation,” the spokesperson relayed from Lisa.
“With two young children involved, as a mom I’m going to focus all of my energy and time on them,” she said in the statement.
The couple shares two children — Logan, 6, and Elle, 2.
The Real Housewives of Miami has already started filming, so it looks like we’ll have a front-row seat to how the divorce plays out.
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