Months after the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member exposed her many marital problems to Bravo cameras, she and Ryne called it quits. And as they begin the process of divorce, which Jen hopes will result in her being granted full legal and physical custody of their kids, they are reportedly doing their best to stay in a good place.
“Jen and Ryne are focused on their family, and currently are getting along well,” Jen’s rep said in a statement to E! News on June 5.
According to the report, Jen and Ryne separated on April 6. However, Jen’s request to make their separation legal wasn’t submitted until May 13, at which point she cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind their split.
As RHOC fans will recall, Jen confirmed earlier this year that she and Ryne, who share 10-year-old twins Vera and Vince and nine-year-old son Robert, temporarily separated after filming season 16. However, after spending some time apart, she later said that the two of them were in a “great place.” Sadly, in the months since, things have changed between them.
“Jen has been trying to tackle some communication issues she and Ryne have been struggling with for quite some time,” an insider revealed to E!. “After being unable to overcome these issues, Jen recently decided it was best to move forward as co-parents, rather than husband and wife. Their kids have always and will continue to be their priority as they learn to live separately.”
Although the source insisted that the show “did not contribute to any problems between Jen and Ryne,” they noted that Jen’s role on the series “did force them to observe how they interact with each other.”
Now, as they begin the process of legally ending their eight-year marriage, another source said Jen and Ryne are planning to do so “as non-emotionally as possible.”
“While they are sad, they know that this is best for the time being,” the insider added, noting that Jen and Ryne will continue to attend therapy together.