It’s over! 1,000-Lb. Sisters star Amy Slaton’s husband, Michael Halterman, has filed for divorce after nearly four years of marriage and three weeks after sparking split rumors, In Touch can confirm.
Michael, 40, filed for dissolution of marriage with children against Amy, 35, on March 13, according to Kentucky court records viewed by In Touch.
After meeting in high school, Amy and Michael tied the knot in March 2019.
On April 10, In Touch exclusively obtained Michael’s divorce filing. Their separation date was listed as February 24, 2023, and he clamed their marriage was ” irrevocably broken.”
He requested that both he and Amy attend a case management conference, while Michael also asked that the court enter a civil restraining order that states both parties cannot be within 500 feet of each other, cannot make public statements about each other, they must stay 500 feet away from the other’s residence and any communication between the pair must be done through a court approved app.
The TV personality requested the restraining order after Amy reportedly filed an order for emergency protection against Michael on February 28 following a fight that turned violent, according to The Sun. The outlet reported that the protection order was amended on March 8 in order for Michael to have supervised visits with their children. However, he must be accompanied by his mother and sister during the visits.
Michael also asked that he and Amy file their 2022 taxes separately, adding that they should each claim one minor child.
Additionally, he asked that the court reward temporary joint custody to both children and requested that a parenting schedule be determined by the court.
Amy is seemingly living in the home they previously shared, though he asked if he can return to his marital residence to pick up his belongings.
It was also revealed that Michael is not currently employed and that he was previously married before Amy, according to other documents obtained by In Touch. Meanwhile, he noted that he believes his estranged wife is also unemployed in the paperwork.
After meeting in high school, Amy, 35, and Michael, 39, tied the knot in March 2019.
“My husband Michael, he means the world to me. Me and Michael are newlyweds, but we’ve been together four years now,” Amy said during the premiere episode of their TLC show in January 2020. “I can tell him anything and everything. And Michael’s really supportive of me helping Tammy.”
The pair became parents when they welcomed their first child, a son named Gage, in November 2020. In January 2022, they announced that their family was expanding, and they were expecting their second child.
“Gage is going to be a big brother in July 2022,” Amy revealed at the time alongside a photo of her eldest son wearing a onesie that read, “I’m going to be a big brother 2022.”
Amy later gave birth to their son Glenn on July 8, 2022. “Welcome Glenn Allen Halterman,” the reality star wrote while announcing the arrival of baby No. 2 via Instagram.
Since becoming parents of two, the Kentucky native has gushed about her sons’ bond on social media. “How time fly when ur living out your dreams,” she wrote via Instagram when Glenn was just two weeks old in July 2022. “Gage is learning to be the best big brother ever. Even watches glenn sleep. Checking on him.”
“Amy says Michael is lazy, and has been jealous of her attention toward the kids,” a source told the outlet on February 27. They added that Amy, Gage and Glenn have been staying with her sister, Tammy Slaton. “They’ve been having trouble since last year.”
Prior to confirming that they have called it quits, Amy admitted that she and Michael considered taking a break from 1,000-Lb. Sisters to focus on raising their sons.
“If they cut down my hours, I’ll be probably fine,” she told The Sun in February 2022. “I like the crew most, filming can be stressful, you’re there all day and you have to say stuff over and over again. I love the relationship with the crew. But it’s stressful right now, he [Gage] needs a lot of attention.”
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