‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ alum Carlton Gebbia is officially single — her divorce from David Gebbia is now final … TMZ has learned.
The judge signed off on the divorce settlement Thursday, according to docs obtained by TMZ. David filed in November 2017 — citing irreconcilable differences — but they’d separated nearly a year before that.
Carlton and David got married back in September 1997 and have 3 children — 2 teenage daughters and a 6-year-old son.
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ alum Carlton Gebbia mopped the floor with her housekeeper, and the maid’s now taking her to court … and she says Gebbia even tried to kill herself.
The housekeeper — referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe — claims she was hired by Gebbia back in 2011 and toiled for 6 years as a housekeeper/nanny/chauffeur/grocery shopper/assistant.
Jane Doe claims Gebbia was often under the influence of alcohol and repeated physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her, including slapping her. She says 4 months ago, without provocation, a drunken Gebbia attacked her at her Bev Hills home.
She says the trigger was when Jane Doe texted Carlton’s husband, David, and said Carlton had broken the TV in the movie room with a baseball bat. Jane Doe says when she tried to calm Carlton down, she became enraged, yelled at her and pushed her so hard, she fell against the door.
She says she was badly injured and was given 2 weeks off. She says the following month, she was fired.
Even more interesting … the maid says over the last 6 years, Gebbia attempted to harm herself … she mentions one incident in which she allegedly threw herself off the second story of her home.
We’ve reached out to Carlton’s rep … who said, “No comment.”
According to court documents obtained by Us, David filed for the dissolution of their marriage in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, November 28, citing irreconcilable differences. A source confirmed to Us in August 2016 that the former couple had been broken up for a year, though they still lived together at the time. However, their date of separation is listed in the divorce papers as September 16, 2017.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 44, and her estranged husband share daughters Destiny, 15, and Mysteri, 14, and son Cross, 6. He is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their three children.
Carlton starred on the Bravo reality series’ 4th season, which aired from November 2013 to April 2014. During her brief stint on the show, she often clashed with several of the woman, specifically mainstay Kyle Richards. Carlton and costar Joyce Giraud were both fired after just one season.
“Decisions were made and Joyce and Carlton have been informed that they’re not coming back,” a source exclusively told Us in 2014 of the former Miss Puerto Rico, now 42, and the British Wiccan.
These days, the cast of RHOBH includes Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley and newcomer Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Additionally, Camille Grammer will return for the first time since season 2 as a friend of the Housewives. Season 9 premieres on Bravo on December 19 at 9 p.m. ET.
Kim Richards is opening up about overcoming her struggles and welcoming new challenges in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“Before I started the show, life was really good and then, you know, things happened and it wasn’t,” she told reporters at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 7 premiere party at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, California, on Friday. “And it wasn’t just my relapse that was hard, but I went through a depression as well after that.”
Looking back, Richards said she feels “so happy” now.
“I’m just so grateful to be where I am today, and to be this happy and have life this good and have the relationships that I have … I feel so blessed,” she said. “I feel powerful. I feel so grateful. Honestly. Life is so amazing today. I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy…”
But her happiness has been a long time coming. Richards, 50, who originally entered rehab following her April arrest for public intoxication, decided to leave her Malibu treatment facility for her daughter’s nuptials in May 2015. She checked herself back in two weeks later. The reality star and former child actress also entered rehab back in 2011.
“I was really busy this season with my home, my daughters, my son and my grandchild,” she said, when asked about her presence in the new season. “My focus was really on my family.”
As for drama in the upcoming season, Richards said it’s difficult to avoid.
“Well I really wouldn’t go that far!” she said, when asked if there was less drama in season 7. “I managed to make a little time to get by to say ‘Hi’ to everybody, but I don’t know if I squeezed out leaving out the drama. It wasn’t my doing, but you know, leave it to the [Lisa] Rinna!”
Carlton Gebbia is opening up about why she and her husband David Gebbia chose to separate after nearly two decades of marriage.
Two weeks following news of the couple’s split, Gebbia exclusively tells PEOPLE that although she has “experienced every conceivable emotion similar to the grieving process” throughout the past 12 months, she and her husband are “finally on the same page.”
“It was never a verbal decision between him and I. It just sort of happened naturally. It was a gradual breakup of our relationship over a period of time,” Gebbia says of her 47-year-old husband. “This man was my soulmate for 20 years and never would I have imagined this. He was my everything, but we’ve been together a long time. …[It] is wonderful now to know that we can still continue to be partners because we had always worked so well together in the past.”
Though Gebbia, 42, only appeared on RHOBH for one season, she credits her experience on the Bravo reality series to strengthening her marriage.
“I have to add, because I have heard about the Housewives curse, my experience with Bravo and the show actually made my relationship with David stronger,” Gebbia tells PEOPLE. “He has always had my back, but this was like a different animal. We had a partnership and worked really well together.”
Looking to the future, Gebbia is uncertain about the couple’s relationship and what is to come, but she credits her experience on RHOBH to learning another life lesson.
“The one thing that I learned ironically from Housewives – which I said I would never ever do reality – is never to say ‘never.’ Ultimately, there’s no end game here. We’re just working together as a team, I guess, in the most positive way we know how. I mean, he will always be one of the most amazing men I’ve ever known and I will always consider him my soulmate. When I met him, I called him ‘my destiny’ and I said if we ever had a little girl, that’s what her name would be,” she says. “I think I’m just dealing in the moment.”
Currently living in the family’s Beverly Hills home, the mother of three, who is still designing houses and is “also considering going back into acting” (which she calls “one of [her] passions), says she feels a “sense of relief” that news of the yearlong separation is public: “It felt like I was sort of hiding a lie and a secret and it just didn’t feel good.”
“It is still very, very raw. I still go through the emotions and waves. After being together 20 years, it’s just not something that is buried immediately,” Gebbia tells PEOPLE. She adds, “But as long as our children are happy and we keep running together positively, that is all that I can ask for. I don’t want our children affected by this in a negative way.”
“Carlton and her husband have recently separated but are living together under the same roof for the wellness of their children,” the source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who have been married for 18 years.
News of the couple’s separation, which was first reported by Entertainment Tonight, comes days after the mother of three was temporarily hospitalized on Friday following an allergic reaction. (According to the source, she was released within hours and returned to work the next day.)
The Bravo personality appeared on RHOBH season 4, which featured her relationship with husband David and her role as mom to Destiny, Mysteri and Cross.
Gebbia, who grew up in England and South Africa prior to moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, previously described her husband to Bravo as “truly [my] soul-mate.”
Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise is the gift that keeps on giving.
From the extravagant lifestyles to the constant catfights, viewers can’t get enough of the reality TV juggernaut. And while some Housewives are beloved by fans, others have more Internet trolls than actual Twitter followers.
Case in point: “Beverly Hills” alum Brandi Glanville.
During Tuesday night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the tension between Glanville and Kyle Richards came to a head. While jabs below the belt aren’t anything new — especially when it comes to the leggy blond — coming between two sisters is quite another matter. With Richards’ relationship with older (and troubled) sister Kim now in jeopardy, it seems Glanville is better at stirring up drama than keeping her friendships intact.
But 90210’s resident pot-stirrer isn’t the only Housewife whom viewers have come to detest.
There’s no question that the Housewives live a life of luxury, but some are bit more pretentious about it than others. “Orange County” alum Bellino didn’t win over her fellow wives by trying to one-up them in almost every conversation.\
Though she eventually got the ax after four seasons, it wasn’t without plenty of tension-fueled dinners.
Not only did Drescher make frenemies with “Housewives of New York City,” but fan pages dubbed her “Me-Viva” for her self-centered attitude.
Ex-“Real Housewives” star Carlton Gebbia says she may have been fired, but she won in the end because Bravo secretly came back to her on hands and knees, asking her to return.
Carlton got her walking papers from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” … because the audience didn’t connect to her Wiccan ways … something the show wanted her to do.
We’re told Bravo execs had a meeting with Carlton, asking her to make a few appearances. She made it clear … she had NO interest in returning.
But fast forward to this week, when Andy Cohen went on his show and publicly apologized to Carlton, saying the show screwed up by portraying her as a wicked witch when she’s actually a devoted mom, a fun wife and a savvy businesswoman.
That did the trick. Carlton tells us she’s now open to returning to the show.
Brunch turned into a crazy chick fight — busted up by cops — during the launch party for a reality show called, “Rica, Famosa, Latina” … and TMZ got the wild video.
Bev Hills PD responded to the Luxe Hotel when cast members started throwing punches, pulling hair and tearing off each other’s clothes last Saturday. Several people suffered minor injuries, and one went to a hospital.
The show — set to premiere Sept. 16th — is sort of a Latin version of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and is produced by ex-‘Housewife’ Joyce Giraud … which means, even though she may not condone it, she knows the game: a good catfight before a premiere is good for business.
‘RFL’ follows late singer Jenni Rivera‘s sister and several other wealthy Latinas … who have awesomely adopted a Three Stooges style of fighting.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast is getting another shake-up.
Newcomers Joyce Giruad and Carlton Gebbia have reportedly been fired from the Bravo reality series after just one season, according to Us Weekly. The women were brought on for Season 4 after former cast members Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong and Camille Grammer left.
“Decisions were made and Joyce and Carlton have been informed that they’re not coming back,” a source told the magazine.
A representative for Bravo was not immediately available for further comment.
Rumors that Giraud and Gebbia were getting the axe first surfaced on TMZ back in February. The website reported the ladies were on the chopping block because “they’re just not exciting enough.”
The former Miss Puerto Rico had reservations about joining the show from the get-go.
“I was slightly scared,” Giraud told Nicole magazine this month. “Specifically at the beginning when I saw that editing is a huge factor but I always remained true to myself and I think at the end of the day regardless of the editing the audience can see the real you.”
On Tuesday, TMZ reported “RHOBH” veteran Lisa Vanderpump has been considering quitting the show after a contentious season. Bravo honcho Andy Cohen allegedly dined at Vanderpump’s new hotspot, Pump, with Lance Bass in an effort to convince her to stay.
Getting one final swipe in after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Carlton Gebbia slammed her castmate Kyle Richards for her contradictory behavior throughout the entire season.After Richards – once again – blamed Lisa Vanderpump for bringing up the tabloid story about her husband’s alleged cheating, Gebbia reflected on her co-stars’ mean girl behavior.“Overall it was quite amusing sitting there and watching Kyle bouncing around on the couch like a caged animal ready to pounce. She’s snarling at me and then at Lisa, blaming her for her husband’s tabloids. Slightly misplaced anger I say.“Whining about how it could damage her life, her family, her husband and her business. Yes here it comes. . .Really??? You mean like calling someone Anti-Semitic! A deliberate and calculated attack on my character and family, which only goes to prove my point about this vile woman,” Gebbia vented on her Bravo blog.Speaking about the reunion, Gebbia noted she’s still Team Vanderpump – but could barely get a word in over the other feuding housewives.“All I’ve witnessed is Kyle bellowing over Lisa and I whenever we want to answer or say anything. How can anyone get a word in, let alone a sentence with this crap. Seems like she’s the one who doesn’t want anyone to hear the truth,” Gebbia noted.“Kyle definitely has a Pack Mentality… She is trash!”Gebbia, who felt Richards had attacked her Wiccan beliefs throughout the entire season, had no remorse about calling her co-star a “bigot.”“I look back at the despicable behavior of Kyle Richards and am now not surprised by her asinine behavior.“After all, why would I be shocked by what she’s called me when she can publicly humiliate her own sister, her own flesh and blood, Kim by viciously outing her on camera for the world to view. That is exactly who Kyle is, no moral compass whatsoever,” Gebbia concluded.
It might be the end of Lisa Vanderpump’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reign.
The 53-year-old restaurant mogul, who has appeared on “RHOBH” since its premiere in 2010, may not sign on for another season of the hit Bravo series, which she says has turned into a “bitch fest.”
“I don’t know, right now I have to be honest. It is a tough season for me,” Vanderpump told RadarOnline.com. “I have got a lot going on. If it becomes about a bitch fest then it is not something I signed up for; but if it becomes about documenting my life, which is the show I signed up for and having fun and supporting women that is something I want to do. But the way the show was in the end, the last episodes, that is not something I would care to repeat.”
Apparently, nothing has been decided for next season yet.
“I am not signed on and I don’t know whether I am staying and don’t think any of us do right now,” she added. “Everyone wants to stay, but I don’t know. I have a lot to consider I am opening a new business, I have ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and let’s see if they both get picked up and let Bravo make the decision and offer and see where we go from there.”
The news comes on the heels of a drama-filled Season 4. While she started out the season surrounded by friends, Vanderpump was singled-out by the other women who accused her of playing games and lying come the finale.
The drama continued on Monday with Part 1 of the “RHOBH” reunion special. Yolanda Foster accused Vanderpump of being an absent friend while she was battling Lyme disease and Brandi Glanville claimed she’s a different person when the cameras are on.
If Vanderpump does decide to leave, that could mean some major changes for the “RHOBH” cast. Last month, it was reported that Mohamed Hadid’s fiancee, Shiva Safai, is being recruited as an official cast member because newbies Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia are on the chopping block.