Ralph Pittman and Drew Sidora’s Divorce
Ralph Pittman and Drew Sidora, stars of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” have announced the end of their marriage. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Pittman said that they had decided to file for divorce and move on to their next chapters, independent of each other. He added that their three young children were the priority during this difficult time, and he asked for privacy. Sidora also released a statement, saying that she had made the agonizing decision to release her husband with love after eight years of fighting for their marriage. Despite their public life, she asked for privacy as they navigated their new beginnings.
According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Pittman filed for divorce in Gwinnett County Superior Court, and Sidora lodged her own divorce petition an hour before Pittman. Pittman’s petition requested joint legal and physical custody of their children, while Sidora’s petition requested joint legal but temporary and permanent primary physical custody. She also claimed that there was no chance or hope of reconciliation between them.
Why did Ralph Pittman and Drew Sidora file for divorce?
The couple’s marital woes leading up to their divorce were chronicled on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” including Sidora’s discovery of a suspicious text message between Pittman and his female assistant, which led her to leave their home with their children. On the show, Sidora expressed her desire for Pittman to respect their relationship.
In an amended divorce filing, Sidora made explosive allegations against Pittman, accusing him of being a “serial cheater and adulterer” who had abused her mentally, and financially, and at one point, got physically aggressive with her. The couple married in August 2014 and have two children together, and Sidora has an 11-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Despite the difficulties in their marriage, Sidora expressed a commitment to doing the work to keep their relationship intact. However, it appears that they have decided to move on to the next chapter of their lives separately.