Wednesday, May 01, 2013

David Tutera Splits With Husband

It looks like David Tutera is going to need another My Fair Wedding of his own. The show host has filed papers seeking to end his domestic relationship with his husband. Husband in states where gay marriage is recognized. Domestic partner in California where it is not. After ten years of marriage there must have been something seriously wrong because the two are expecting twins in July. A surrogate, not a medical miracle. David is asking for full custody and for his husband to get no support and no attorneys fees and to never talk to David again. This must have been really really bad. Even though the forms are dry, you can tell by what they are requesting how bad it is. Combined with the impending due date makes this a very juicy one. Now someone just has to talk.

40 comments:

figgy said...

Wow, it must have been hideous.

...and I am ashamed to say that my nasty gossip-loving self hopes the details emerge... eep...

Just Another HR Lady said...

I don't have a clue who he is...sorry.

LottaColada said...

Are we supposed to know these people?

Cathy said...

According to TMZ, David was asking for his husband to pay ALL legal fees, not just his own. Sounds like Ryan did something VERY bad...

Cathy said...

@Lotta - my fair wedding with david tutera?

Henriette said...

The only My Fair Wedding I know of, is the one with Chris Night from the Brady Bunch with his nutty ex-wife.

libby said...

The 'full custody' thing before they are born----so it must've been all David's sperm. But if not? WOW. Cut off before they're even born? What IS up?

StewMcG said...

My BFF grew up down the street from David and is still friendly with his family. I've GOTTA ask her to *innocently* find out what happened!

Nutty_Flavor said...

Sigh. Supposedly among the very first supporters of gay marriage - years and years ago, before it was trendy - was the lobbying group for divorce lawyers.

If gay marriages have the same mortality rate as straight marriages - 50%? - that will create a lot of extra business.

Henriette said...

How do they know it's just David's sperm? Didn't the other guy add some in too?

SusanB said...

I don't know these people either but I love that room in the picture.

Henriette said...

@Nutty Flavor
Of course! Straight people aren't getting married in droves, so divorce lawyers and wedding vendors need some new blood.

Barton Fink said...

If I were a judge, I would be inclined to support Tutera's side of things on the strength of that horrid t-shirt alone. Lord, girl, it's like 2008 has come alive again, with that plunging V-neck and the gauche "crucifix dagger" thing going on. Eck.

ethorne said...

As long as NPH stays with his man, it's cool.

phoenix said...

I wonder if these had anything to do with it. Two arrests this year so far:

http://www.bustedmugshots.com/texas/wimberley/ryan-vance-jurica/81887001

http://www.bustedmugshots.com/texas/san-marcos/ryan-vance-jurica/87248571

Katie Cunningham said...

Noooooo. I absolutely adore David Tutera. Seriously I love him. This makes me sad. But it does sound juicy. To be expecting babies in two months yet ask for full custody and to never speak again is heavy.

libby said...

Henriette--I'm sorry if I was unclear. It would SEEM that they know paternity, if David is trying to take the kids away before they're born. The ONLY thing I can imagine that would cause courts to take custody of a potential bio-kid while still in utero, would be REALLY bad stuff, like pedophilia or a raging drug habit or something.

mikey said...

I am curious about the back story... Sounds like they were doing really well and then something really bad changed everything.

Ari said...

you don't mess with the Tutera! Obviously the fool cheated or is doing drugs

J Sara said...

+1

shopgirl said...

Yeah, I agree Enty, it must be really really bad. He's my guilty pleasure and I hope things turn out well for him and the twins.

J Sara said...

Yes!! Love them :)

NomNom83 said...

What could be that bad? Cheating? Caught cheating b/c of an STD? Caught cheating with loads of escorts b/c of an STD which then raised questions about finances which then led to uncovering a vast drug distribution network and money laundering? Or maybe he got cold feet about becoming a dad and Tutera is cutting his losses?

The two biggest sources of discord in any marriage are money and kids...

Basil said...

I doubt it was cheating. Us gay's for the most part don't break up over that. Whatever happened, it must be big though.

Anna Nonymous said...

I'm not interested in someone's heartbreak and personal tragedy that has lead to two unborn children with only one parent, and a ten year marriage being broken up. Ok, maybe just a leeetle interested. Maybe I'm down on this one, because I'm grappling with my own divorce paperwork, but I think this is just sad. Not excited about the dirt or juice.

Christine! said...

I hope this all works out- for everyone involved.

Michael said...

@Basil: Um, I'm gay and I wouldn't tolerate cheating. My vote is cheating with multiple people or a close friend of the couple.

Kim said...

His two arrests were drinking related (open container and public intoxication). Maybe that's a symptom of a bigger problem? Doesn't sound like something you'd break up for. I vote for wild sex parties at their home while David was away working..or something equally seedy.

mikey said...

Hang in there Anna N - I finished my divorce paperwork and the settlement is done - there is hope! Divorce scheduled - cyber party starts noon EST 6/27/13.

phoenix said...

@Kim, with 2 babies on the way, I think a drinking problem that's spiraled out of control could have been enough to cause this, with something like a particularly nasty confrontation over the matter being the final straw.

Anothergrayhare said...

Kind of weird for me to read this today. No idea who he is but while shopping for business supplies at my wholesaler this morning, saw a whole new line of "David Tutera" wedding stuff, and wondered: "Who is that?". Nice stuff. A bit on the expensive side for wholesale.

Patricia said...

Hugs to you

Kim said...

@phoenix Yeah, true..especially if he wouldn't go into rehab, or was drunk at events. David is the face of the business, obvi-but Ryan worked with/for him, and if he was doing something to jeopardize it, then yeah, that'd be breakup worthy. It's just the "never ever talk to David again" thing that makes it seem like there's a deeper cut than that. Then again, it' could just be David's over the top personality being...over the top.

Redd said...

Henriette- that was "My Fair BRADY" cause the guy that played Peter Brady hooked up with a bad, bad lady. I really enjoy David's show. He seems like a great guy. I divorce people for a living, so I don't usually hear too many details for comfort. To all the CDAN'ers going thru divorce, stay strong, you will get thru it, it's the getting over it part that's hardest.

Seahorse said...

Well here is what I think FWIW probably a combination of out of control drinking and cheating in some particularly nasy way that would make him repugnant. I also get the custody thing IF they are David's children biologically if so there would be no reason to share custody with an ex partner since these babies aren't out yet so no relationship with the soon to be ex. Sandra Bullock did the same thing about Louis' custody when their divorce went through. Ditto Angelina Jolie when she adopted Maddox.

MalibuBarbie said...

Just came across this:

"According to legal documents filed in L.A. and obtained by US, Tutera is seeking to end the relationship because of "irreconcilable differences." But other documents filed by Jurica two days earlier in Connecticut, allege that Tutera's libido is to blame for the split.

"After repeated attempts at marriage counseling and therapy, we have been unable to save our relationship due to [David's] addiction to sex," TMZ quotes the papers as saying. "[David] has engaged in a pattern of hiring sex escorts and prostitutes to support his addiction."

Complicating matters further is the fact that the couple are expecting twins via surrogate in July. Per TMZ, both men have requested full custody of the babies-to-be. Jurica is also reportedly asking for spousal support -- which Tutera doesn't want to pay -- and says in his papers that the breakup, initiated by Tutera, sent him into a downward spiral. As a result, he alleges, he had to check himself into rehab."

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/david-tutera-divorce-my-fair-wedding-host-splits-from-husband-ryan-jurica-201315#ixzz2S5oVS3Gq

Divingirl said...

That would be enough for me to spiral into a drunken stupor with hopes of forgetting. Long time lurker, first post.

CJ said...

I was just coming back to this post to share this, Malibu! Whatever is going on, my heart breaks for those poor little babies.

elspeth said...

@mikey -- You go Girl! We're waiting to hear that the papers are filed and that you're free [at last!] and clear of that mess!!!

mikey said...

Aw, thanks elspeth!