The real reason Brooke Burke is divorcing David Charvet Getty Images Blake Edwards For some reason, it seems like every remaining celebrity couple on the planet chose April to call it quits: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced their separation. Kendra Wilkinson confirmed her long-rumored divorce from Hank Baskett. On the same day that the former Girls Next Door star announced her split, Brooke Burke-Charvet — a former Playboy Playmate herself who's better known as just Brooke Burke — and husband David Charvet of Baywatch fame filed for divorce with seemingly no warning signs at all.
After more than a decade of couplehood seven years of which they were married and parenting son Shaya and daughter Heaven together, what went wrong for this beautiful pair? She may carry baggage from her first divorce Getty Images Brooke Burke already had one divorce under her belt when she and David Charvet wed.
In , she and plastic surgeon Garth Fisher of Extreme Makeover fame called it quits on their union after four years of marriage and seven years as a couple. Fisher and Burke share two daughters, Sierra Sky and Neriah pictured , from their time together, and co-parent the girls to this day.
I regret that my two oldest daughters have to grow up knowing that sometimes a family falls apart. That's my heartbreaking life lesson. But I'm happy that they can see love now. People reported that Burke and Charvet began dating almost immediately after Burke and Fisher's split, making it unclear if the Baywatch hunk was a rebound or an "other man" in the situation.
That potentially faulty foundation may have led to the ultimate demise of this pretty pair's marriage. There was also suspicion of potential infidelity on Burke's part in May , when X17Online caught her on camera appearing quite cozy with another man at an ATM. Photos captured the man hugging Burke from behind and nuzzling her neck, which is a bit beyond a platonic greeting. To date, that man has not been identified, and no one involved has commented on the incident. Their fights were 'like the 4th of July' Getty Images During their marriage, Burke admitted that she and Charvet didn't always get along, even if they always seemed blissfully happy together.
We had to grow up and then we found each other much later in life, and it was the right time. That changed in March , when she was replaced on the show by sportscaster Erin Andrews. As with any couple, the unexpected unemployment may have created stress on the marriage.
I would have appreciated a heads-up and the courtesy of communication, but we are not always privileged to get that in the workplace … I did my very best to describe to my children the reality of change and the need to maneuver through it with grace.
Charvet's Hollywood work hasn't been as consistent. He's also made a handful of reality TV appearances in both U. However, he likely makes decent money with his building and stone work businesses. He was accused of being a chauvinist Getty Images When Brooke Burke was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in January , her team lost a challenge because David Charvet refused to stop being macho for a photoshoot. In a campaign about strong women, the team proposed that Charvet sit behind Burke on a motorcycle to demonstrate that women don't always have to take a backseat to men.
It didn't work out, and he threw a tantrum. He reposted a fan comment on Instagram that read, "I can't even read this fembot crap anymore, how programmed are people? Men being men is now not only frowned upon, but engendered. People on the set think we're faking it but we aren't. A lot of couples have date night — but they don't have four kids! I know how to shut down my phone for family time. I can take a little time to myself to watch a sunset or have a cup of green tea and read a magazine.
These two weren't the only ones apparently ensnared in Halaby's alleged scam. The store sued 30 people for allegedly purchasing stolen goods from their shop. Charvet himself added, "We have Bentleys in the garage. Why would we need to steal a stove and a refrigerator? Their living situation sounded like a nightmare Getty Images David Charvet and Brooke Burke's kitchen appliances weren't their only legal headache to stress them out during their marriage.
They also had a longstanding beef with their neighbor, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss. He also accused Fleiss of repeatedly harassing him in other ways, including telling Charvet that he was the reason his wife was fired from Dancing with the Stars.
A judge shot down Charvet's request for a protective order, but TMZ later reported that Fleiss did get charged with disturbing the peace for all the noise he sent the couple's way, and insiders claimed he was uncooperative with police when they were investigating the incidents.
You may have heard that David and I are divorcing. We have tried to keep our separation private for some time out of respect for our children and family. Although I believe this is a positive change, I am deeply saddened because I loved being married," she wrote. We are still a family full of love, simply redefining our dynamics. I believe this is a necessary decision for my entire family unit," she continued. Please believe that we are just finding new ways to remain a loving family.
It is sometimes painful to be strong and embrace change. I believe in letting go of ideas and dreams when the time is right. I am in that space right now as a woman and a mother, listening to my heart. I am approaching this with gratitude and unconditional love.