Earlier this week, after less than two years of marriage, the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star and daughter of ex-cast member Jacqueline Laurita officially announced that after spending the past decade together, she and Pete have decided to move on from their marriage as they continue to co-parent their three-year-old son, Cameron.
“I’ve been trying to find the right words to share this news,” Ashlee began in a post shared on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, July 22. “It’s something that has been weighing pretty heavy on my heart, and I feel that it’s best for my healing process to just put it out there. A lot of you have sent me so many messages over the last few months. Some of you have even left comments on certain posts of mine with speculation.”
She continued, “Although no one is entitled to the details of my private life, I have always chosen to share them with you. I acknowledge and understand the fact that such a significant part of my life has been documented on television. Those of you who follow my husband Pete and I on social media have naturally become invested in our lives over the years. That being said, Pete and I have decided to separate.”
According to Ashlee, she and Pete have been through a lot together over the years as both best friends and partners in parenthood.
“This was a difficult decision for us. We intend to always be in each other’s lives, and continue to support one another as we grow as individuals,” Ashlee continued. “We will continue being loving, dedicated parents to our son Cameron, who we both love more than anything. Our new goal in our journey through life together is to become the best co-parents that we are capable of being.”
Below is a screenshot of Ashlee’s full announcement shared by All About the Real Housewives on Instagram.
Ashlee, who appeared on RHONJ alongside her mother on and off for the first seven seasons of the show, tied the knot with Pete in August 2018 at the City Clerk’s office in New York City.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 11 is expected to air on Bravo sometime next year.