In a new interview, Jonathan is opening up about the split – revealing that despite his efforts to fix his marriage, they were simply unable to work things out. In fact, he shares that they haven’t spoken in weeks.
“I haven’t spoken to Fernanda since December 22,” Jonathan told In Touch Weekly. “I have a lot going on and so in the midst of all the craziness, I try to focus on what’s important.”
As for what caused the split, Jonathan, 33, blames it on Fernanda, 20, being so young. If you recall, the couple tied the knot in May last year while Fernanda was still a teenager aka 19.
“I don’t know how to help someone from changing who they are or who they were. Also, she’s young, 20 years old. You have a tendency to continue to grow, you want different things as time goes on and I can’t blame her for that,” he explained.
As Reality Blurb reported earlier this month, Jonathan stated Fernanda left him to pursue her modeling career in Chicago, while he chose to remain in North Carolina. According to him, Fernanda later had a change of heart and wanted to reconcile, but he refused to.
In his interview, he attempts to make it clear that he always supported Fernanda’s dreams no matter what, and added how he was her biggest fan. “She can tell you that,” he said.
When it’s all said and done, Jonathan doesn’t want people to think that his marriage was fake at all. He explained saying, “My feelings for Fernanda were real and Fernanda’s feelings for me were real. Fernanda’s not a gold digger. Fernanda didn’t come here for a green card. What happened was things change, things change and people change and I can’t help that.”
When it comes to a possible divorce, Jonathan is yet to file but he hints that he has spoken to a lawyer about it.
“I’m still married. Obviously, I’m separated, I’ve been separated since December 22,” Jonathan told In Touch in another interview. “It was the last day since I realized this was not just a blow-over argument. I’ve contacted someone in regards to helping me and it’s just been a crazy couple of weeks.”
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