RHOC’s Noella Claims Estranged Husband Abandoned Their Autistic Son


Noella Bergener together with her son insetted.
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Not holding again. As followers watch Noella Bergener cope with her divorce on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the truth star revealed that her state of affairs with estranged husband James Bergener has solely gotten worse.

“5 months ago my husband and partner of 6 years left the house with his toothbrush leaving behind his life, family and home,” Noella, 36, wrote in a prolonged Instagram submit on Sunday, December 19, alongside a clip from an upcoming episode of RHOC. “He ended our marriage with service of divorce papers from Puerto Rico. Which he doesn’t qualify for since we are California citizens and nothing untoward happened in our marriage there.”

The sneak peek on the Wednesday, December 22, episode confirmed Noella emotionally reacting to the divorce papers. According to the Bravo persona, the problems between her and James have solely gotten worse since then.

“To this date James has not visited our son or given me any explanation for his departure. He has fled the state to evade service,” she continued, addressing the information that the lawyer allegedly owes the IRS and the State of California round $5.8 million. “My cards are still shut off, he hasn’t paid a dime in support, he stopped paying for our home and is currently holding up our divorce unless I sign a statement saying that I lied about him, his business partner and his brand.”

Noella claimed that she spoke “nothing but the truth” when it got here to her ex, including, “If anything I really protected my husband by not speaking about his issues but rather focused on my journey in this now divorce. He is the father of my child and want him to be well.”

The RHOC newcomer defined that she selected to remain on the present as a result of “it was the only thing getting me out of bed,” whereas additionally hoping that “others going through something similar” might relate to her story.

“I realize there are three sides to every story. I have asked him to give an explanation through a 3rd party to provide insight which he has repeatedly declined. Everything I’ve said and am saying are FACTS,” she continued. “Thank you for your continued support and prayers for my family. I don’t wish to encourage James bashing with this post. Just providing insight to the hell I am still in.”

Noella, who married James in June 2020, mentioned the shift in her marriage with Nicole James within the RHOC clip.

“I still need to find him in order to turn back on the credit cards and make sure the rent gets paid and in order to move forward with my son’s therapy,” the California native, who shares 2-year-old son James together with her estranged husband, detailed.

While addressing her son’s autism prognosis in one other scene with costar Shannon Beador, Noella mentioned that it was “definitely a curveball we didn’t anticipate.”

In courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly in August, Noella filed for authorized separation and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the rationale for his or her break up. Noella additionally requested to obtain main and bodily custody of their son, with a request that her estranged husband solely have visitation rights.

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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