Lizzie filed for divorce from Christian back on October 19 in Orange County court after eight years of marriage, according to The Blast. It appeared that the couple was trying to reconcile when they were spotted on vacation together in Paris in April. However, Lizzie served Christian with divorce papers on July 16, according to a court docket obtained by Page Six.
The estranged couple addressed their split in a statement to The Blast. "We have been struggling in our marriage for years and have decided to seek divorce. While we wanted to keep this situation as private and quiet as possible for the sake of our children and family, we no longer feel we can keep this situation hidden from the public eye,” they said. “We have known each other since we were 22 years old and we have the utmost respect and love for each other. We are trying to navigate this as gracefully as possible. We will continue to have the best interest for our kids and for each other.”
Lizzie's rep Hunter Frederick also shared a statement with Page Six: “Christian and Lizzie are doing their best to walk through this deeply personal and painful situation with as much grace as possible. They would ask for your prayers and privacy for their family during this deeply personal matter.”
The former beauty queen showed her gratitude for all of the love she has received from fans during this difficult time in a tweet posted on July 26. "I just want to thank all of you who have shown me compassion & support," she said. "I may be quietly going through the hardest time in my life; but I promise you it’s the BEST time in my life....because for the first time I’ve chosen me!"
Now Lizzie is focusing on her Sunkitten Swimwear line, as well as raising her and Christian's two sons, Kingston and Preston, according to a recent interview with E! News. The trio recently clocked some family time during a weekend getaway to San Francisco.
Lizzie joined RHOC in Season 9 and also made appearances in Seasons 10 and 12. She is currently good friends with one of the newest OC Housewives, Emily Simpson.
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