Lenny Hochstein, the 55-year-old professional plastic surgeon, and ROHM star wife Lisa Hochstein have filed for divorce. The couple split on May 16 after 12 years of marriage. Lenny filed the formal paperwork on Monday citing “irreconcilable differences” as a reason for their break-up.
What made Lenny Hochstein divorce Lisa Hochstein?
According to Page Six, the “marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no present hope for a meaningful reconciliation.” The couple had signed a pre-up before their wedding in 2009, which stated that Lenny will pay spousal support to his now ex-wife.
Lenny also stated that he will “fully provide for all of the children’s needs” and added that he’d like “frequent time-sharing” of the children. The couple shares two children together.
Previously, tabloids had announced that the couple had been planning to split from the Bravo series star. Lenny Hochstein and Lisa Hochstein’s divorce announcement comes a week after that. Lenny had confirmed the news back then and explained that he had previously denied the couple’s decision to divorce because he wanted to protect his family during this extremely intricate 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 had said.
However, it seems like Lisa is extremely shattered by this entire ordeal. A People source confirmed that she is “blindsided” by her ex-husband’s public announcement. “With two young children involved, as a mom I’m going to focus all of my energy and time on them,” she said, and criticized her estranged husband‘s “reckless handling of the situation.”
A bit more on the reason behind their break-up
Lenny Hochstein has requested for the reason between his and Lisa Hochstein’s divorce “be kept private.” The lawyers had also drafted the paperwork for the divorce. In fact, Lenny said that he is currently in a relationship with model Katharina Mazepa.
“Nothing happened between [Katharina and I] until [Lisa and I] decided on the divorce,” he said, “and Lisa was aware of my plans before anything happened between Katharina and myself.” The surgeon also stated that the pair’s “marriage is irretrievably broken, and there is no present hope for a meaningful reconciliation.”