Luann de Lesseps has moved on from ex-husband Thomas D’Agostino with still-married Hollywood agent Rich Super.
But The Real Housewives of New York star may want to think twice, as the two-time divorcee has a history of nasty splits, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
In court papers obtained from Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Super filed for divorce from his wife Mary Elany Prousalis on December 3, 2000 after only six months of marriage.
In her trial brief filed on April 16, 2001, her lawyer claimed they are having issues determining spousal support.
“Although this is a very short marriage, there is an issue of short-term support because of the disparity between the relative income of the parties,” the papers claim. “She has need and [Super] has the ability to support her.”
In the court documents, her attorney explained how she is employed part-time as she finishes school. They allegedly enjoyed a lifestyle of spending in excess of $20,000 per month throughout their marriage.
“[Prousalis] claims that [Super] has deliberately reduced his income and should be charged with an ability to earn of $200,000 per year,” the papers read. “Although it is recognizably irrelevant in determining permanent spousal support, for purposes of temporary support, guidelines support should have been $5,626.”
Although Super did pay for basic living expenses for a few months for Prousalis, which include six months of car lease payments and insurance, and two months rent, he claimed what he spent was “very small” compared to what his earnings were.
“We are only asking for four months of support to compensate [Prousalis] for having had to deplete all savings, sell her wedding ring and borrow money to survive,” the papers alleged, “In addition, Respondent was forced to use cash from her IRA, which Petitioner had liquidated without her permission, to support herself.”
According to the court docs, Super claimed he does not have the money to support her and should not be required to after a six-month marriage. He claims the money he paid post-split “satisfied his obligation towards her support.”
She alleged how her mother gifted them $8,000 to put towards a honeymoon in Italy. But instead, she accused him of using it to pay off his separate property debts. He charged the honeymoon on a Visa card, which he claims she is equally responsible for.
He is asking she only receive the balance in the Smith Barney account, which is $9,455.61.
In their judgment, Super was ordered to pay his ex-wife $18,000. They both gave up their right to request more spousal support.
Super was awarded the joint Salomon Smith Barney Brokerage Account, all furniture and furnishing divided by Petitioner and Respondent at the time of separation, his 2000 Jetta Automobile, and all of his separate property including, all income and assets, real and personal property, acquired after the date of separation, April 15, 2000, 1997 Audi Automobile and more.
He was also ordered to pay $17,174.39 in debts.
Each party was ordered to pay their own attorney fees and costs.
The divorce was finalized on July 11, 2001.
But the divorces don’t end there. In court papers obtained from Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Michele Emanuele filed for divorce from Super on October 23, 2017 after four years and four months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
She is requesting spousal and domestic partner support from Super, while asking to terminate the court’s ability to award support to him. She is also asking he pay for attorney’s fees and costs.
In Super’s response filed on December 15, 2017, he requested to provide spousal support to Petitioner “for a specific period of time with a termination date on or before December 31, 2019.” He is also asking that each party pay their own attorney’s fees.
Page Six was the first to report on the relationship and the 2017 divorce.
De Lesseps was married from Thomas D’Agostino, who infamously cheated on her before their engagement party, from 2016 to 2017.
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