Jaime King files for divorce from her husband of 13 years & she got a restraining order

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The only time I’ve really paid attention to Jaime King’s private life is that time that she asked Taylor Swift to be godmother to one of her children. That’s when I found out that Jaime is married to Kyle Newman and they have two sons together – Taylor is godmother to the younger son, 4-year-old Leo Thomas. Anyway, I don’t remember much about Jaime other than those facts and this 2015 interview where she got a bit patronizing about how pregnancy is the “ultimate symbol of womanhood and beauty.” They’ve been quiet as a family for years. And now this: Jaime has filed for divorce, and she also asked for a restraining order.

Jaime King wants out of her marriage — she’s just filed for divorce, and based on the documents it doesn’t appear to be an amicable split.

TMZ’s learned the model/actress filed legal docs Monday in L.A. to divorce her husband, director Kyle Newman, to whom she’s been married to since 2007. It’s unclear what led to the divorce filing, but we know this … Jaime is also requesting a restraining order against him. The nature of her request or whether it was granted are not known at this time.

Jaime and Kyle have two sons together … a 6-year-old and 4-year-old, whose godmother is reportedly Taylor Swift. Jaime and Kyle met while working on “Fanboys” which Kyle directed.

The news comes almost 8 months after a man who terrorized Jaime for months — including a bizarre attack in Bev Hills — was sentenced to nearly 5 years behind bars for felony stalking. We mention that only to point out … Jaime’s had a rough go of it lately, and now apparently feels she needs court ordered protection from her estranged husband.

[From TMZ]

Yeah, TMZ didn’t have any more info – and they would be the outlet to have more info – and People Magazine basically made the restraining order a footnote in their coverage. I think there could be a lot of different possibilities for the restraining order, and all of those possibilities are pretty bad. I hope Jaime and her sons stay safe. And I wonder if this is yet another coronavirus split to add to the pile.

Oh, People Magazine did a separate story about the divorce filing and restraining order, and they said that Jaime also filed for “an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation” but it was “denied without prejudice.” A source close to Jaime said “She’s distraught.” Hm.

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  1. Aims says:

    It sounds serious. I hope she and the kids are safe.

  2. Joanna says:

    I really feel for her if she’s been in an abusive relationship. Hope she and the kids are ok.

  3. Soupie says:

    Her body language in that 2nd photo, and the way he is holding her.

    • CROWHOOD says:

      While I’m not saying he wasn’t abusive, you can’t use pictures from an event as evidence. A thousand frames a second are snapped. They simply could have been mis-shift in poses.

  4. Caitlin Bruce says:

    Doesn’t anyone else find it odd that he has the kids in Pennsylvania and has done for months? Seems weird to let your abusive partner take the kids for months and only now file for divorce and let the press know. I feel like there’s more to this story than being fed to us.

    • KJ says:

      This — he’s got the kids in quarantine in PA and she’s alone in LA. Did she file for the order so she could get them back? Did she feel personally threatened by him even though he’s across the country? Strange.

    • Leigh says:

      Not at all uncommon for abusive partners to use the children as a means of control, and abusive men are statistically much more likely to file for primary or sole custody (they frequently get it too, because the mention of abuse is actually statistically shown to weaken a woman’s standing in a custody battle. Don’t believe the hype about abuse being a woman’s “silver bullet”—it is a RISK to accuse the other parent of abuse). Let’s see how this unfolds but the fact that the kids are across the country does not negate the possibility she is frightened of him.

    • FHMom says:

      Yikes. The part about him in PA with the kids is not in this piece. There is more to this story and it sounds very messy. I hope she and the kids aren’t in danger.

    • Lena says:

      Maybe it’s only after being separated like this that she managed to get out of his psychological grasp?

    • Kebbie says:

      If he is abusive, I doubt she “let” him do anything. More like he took the kids and ran off.

      But she hasn’t accused him of abuse, she just filed for a restraining order. Could the restraining order be to force him to bring the kids back to their primary residence? I don’t really know how that works. Hope the kids are safe and well cared for though.

    • Starkiller says:

      A lot of people seem to forget/whitewash the fact that she was on drugs for many years. I certainly hope she is not using again, but that might be a reason why he would take the kids. I agree that there is certainly more to this story.

      • holly hobby says:

        Don’t know because I read the judge signed off on the restraining order yesterday. There may be something “there” there about the hubby.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Whatever is going on with them, hope all parties are safe, especially the kids. it must be a bad situation to do this right now.

  6. Case says:

    I hope everyone is safe and okay in this situation. It sounds very serious. I follow Jaime on Instagram and something that always struck me as odd about them is that they ALWAYS had a huge group of friends around. Which is just how some people are, but idk. Something about it seemed like they couldn’t just be alone as a family.

  7. Cheapchick says:

    I think something is up with her. She does not look good,or healthy. You can see it in her eyes.