Details of Jodie Sweetin’s split; home is in foreclosure

“Full House” actress, former meth addict, and new mother Jodie Sweetin abruptly left her husband Cody Herpin in November, taking their daughter with her. He publicly pleaded with her to come back, saying that he was worried for the safety of daughter Zoie. He also claimed that Jodie took almost all of their money when she hightailed it – and that he had absolutely no clue why she left. While Herpin still seems totally clueless, Jodie filed court papers that gave an idea as to the couple’s troubles – including the fact that their home is in foreclosure.

“Our house is in foreclosure, our water has been shut off twice. Currently, all of our other utilities are overdue,” the actress says in papers filed Nov. 19 in an Orange County, Calif., court, describing the 16-month union as “rocky.” Herpin, a driver and transportation coordinator in the film industry, stopped working after they got married, Sweetin alleges. “[He] kept finding one excuse after another for his failure to even attempt to find employment,” she says.

Sweetin, 26, claims the couple were kept afloat financially with Full House residuals and help from their parents. The actress filed for legal separation from Herpin, 31, last month. The latest documents are a request for a court order allowing her to retrieve her belongings, as well as clothing and toys for their 7-month-old daughter, Zoie, in the event Herpin “prevents [her] from peacefully taking these items.” Sweetin claims she worries Herpin “will become very emotional and possibly erratic.”

Reached for comment, Herpin tells PEOPLE that Sweetin has returned home four times since the above filing, but “she won’t talk to me,” he says, and his emails to her have gone unanswered. “I still have no idea what this is about. None of this makes sense.”

As for his lack of employment, “I was the stay-at-home dad, my job was taking care of Zoie,” due to Sweetin’s busy schedule, Herpin says. He is seeking sole legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughter and spousal support from Sweetin.

[From People]

Jodie also claims there was an “angry incident” the day before she left Cody in which he told her she couldn’t take Zoie if she left him, and if she tried he would call the police. According to her, he then grabbed the baby off the floor, but cooled down and went for a walk. It must have been more dramatic than it comes off in the simple retelling, because right after that Sweetin took the baby and dog and moved in with her parents. She also said in court papers, “‘I would never deprive [Herpin] of seeing our daughter … However, I believe he is going to try to prevent me from seeing [her].’” So it sounds like she’s afraid Cody will kidnap Zoie or something.

Cody still claims he’s utterly clueless about any problems in their marriage, but clearly there was at least a good deal of financial stress put on a fairly young couple. A home in foreclosure is a big deal, and I doubt anyone going through it would be happy and their relationship wouldn’t be affected. It sounds like the fight was the straw that broke the camel’s back and Jodie was already wanting to leave.

Here’s Jodie at the Lint Roller Party for the Best Friends Animal Society in Hollywood on November 13th. Images thanks to WENN. Header of Jodie and Cody together at the “Swing Vote” premiere in July. Image thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Kristin says:

    Wow. I don’t even know what to say.

  2. HEB says:

    I was shocked to hear about the split, but then I thought back to those ‘wedding photos’ they had of themselves at the Vegas chapel complete with Jodie giving him a lap dance…
    Not that there’s anything wrong with Vegas or a lap dance…just they hadn’t been together long enough to get married.

  3. Aspen says:

    I knew it. Women don’t just get up, grab their children, and leave like that unless something threatening is going on. She met and married this man when she was in a damaged and immature state of mind. I commend her for identifying it as a mistake and leaving before her entire life was destroyed as a result.

  4. riley says:

    He looks pretty messed up in that picture. She looks really good though. I can’t believe she used to do meth.

  5. RReedy says:

    This sounds very ugly but a good lesson for women in general: don’t get involved with a lay about who will look to you to suppport him. There are predatory men out there ( and predatory women also). One must be VERY careful.

  6. keltilass says:

    Is this guy related to K-Fed?!

    I hope Jodie stays completely away from this guy. Sounds like potential tragedy if she doesn’t.

  7. Kait says:

    He had to be a stay at home parent because of her busy schedule? Seriously? Because I have two kids but my husband and I still both work full time and attend university full time.

    I don’t know what Full House reunion shows she’s doing, but I think my schedule is probably more full than hers.

  8. Sue D. Nimm says:

    I don’t know about this. If what HE says is true then it’s okay for him to stay home. But what was she doing? I didn’t really hear about her until the whole meth addict phase, then I forgot about her, then this happened. The media could twist this almost any way it wants (apart from Celbitchy, who I’m sure will remain a becon of truth 😮 )

    Also, I just realised their names rhyme.

  9. Bodhi says:

    This whole thing is really fishy.

    She sure has gotten way more attention since she got pregnant & had the baby. Maybe she decided that she’d gotten what she wanted from him & didn’t need him anymore. Or maybe she just flipped & took the baby.

    I have a feeling that this is gonna be ugly

  10. Chun Li says:

    Bodhi, that was my initial reaction when I first read this. Who knows, though…

  11. vdantev says:

    I’m just happy this didn’t turn into an Unsolved Mysteries episode.

  12. doodahs says:

    Things must be slow in celebrity world today..

  13. Rougelatete says:

    Part of me wonders if she has relapsed. That would explain the financial woes and HER erratic behavior. Sure, a threatening spouse could be part of the mix. But, I do question if she’s still sober….After all, part of recovery is usually relapse.

  14. Stephanie Tanner says:

    How rude!

  15. keltilass says:

    How do you know her relapse wasn’t getting with him?

  16. Rosanna says:

    Sounds like he is another Lafoon… stay-at-home dad??? Nonsense. Just because he married a rich chick (or one who in his mind was supposed to be or become rich) it doesn’t mean he is entitled to live off of her paycheck.

  17. antony says:

    this story SCREAMS relapse

  18. hairball says:

    Spousal support?? What a f*cking loser.

  19. Aspen says:

    Aside from the fact that she once had a problem with meth…that was directly related to her desire to lose weight for roles on television…which she has since kicked for several years while simultaneously changing her entire life’s direction, nothing in her behavior screams relapse.

    It screams, “I married a total bastard when I was on meth, and last week, he drew the last straw and I’m out.”

    She’s not behaving erratically. I mean, sure, she might be on drugs again, but I see no evidence of it from what is published so far.

  20. KatyAlia says:

    Aspen – only this is not the husband she married while on meth. This one she met & quickly married in her ‘several years’ of being sober.

  21. Ria says:

    I read somewhere this weekend that John Stamos wants to have a show with DJ and Stepahnie was adults. Maybe she’s bolting from a bad situation before the money comes in so he can’t touch it.

  22. Bodhi says:

    They met after she went to rehab. She was clean when they met & got married.

    There are such things as stay-at-home dads. And they deserve just as much respect as moms. Even Todd Palin

  23. Codzilla says:

    Bodhi: I totally agree. Speaking from experience, being a stay-at-home parent is as difficult, if not more so, than any paid job. And you don’t get a lot of respect from other people for your choice. When I decided to put my career on hold for a while to be home with my sons, quite a few friends/family though I was throwing my life away.

  24. Dingles says:

    They were married for like five minutes and he’s seeking spousal support? When their home is being foreclosed on and their bills overdue? Jesus, get a job man.

    No one here is belittling stay-at-home parents, assuming that decision is made by BOTH spouses. But it sounds like in this case, this dude figured he was entitled to a life of luxury because he married a celebrity, up and quit his job and she was like, “uhh, no.”

  25. Anon says:

    I am sure the facts will come out and show that the reason why she really left is because she is probably cheating on him. From what I have read he did nothing but everything for her up till the day she left. She left for no other reason that for her selfish needs.

  26. Anon says:

    And for god sakes if I hear that they are in foreclosure one more time I will scream. I am sure if you look in public records you will see that in fact they are not!

  27. DONNA says:

    how rude (her husband’s behavior) go find a good guy Jodi! You are beautiful, sweet and I know you can do this!