Apparently, life on the D-list pays better than life as a software entrepreneur.
In a Larry King Live interview that aired Monday night, Kathy Griffin told the CNN host that her marriage ended because her ex-husband Matthew Moline stole $72,000 from her bank accounts over an 18-month period.
"My ex-husband, without my knowledge, was sneaking into my wallet when I was asleep in the mornings and taking my ATM cards of my own private accounts and withdrawing money," the comedian said.
(Just one more excellent reason never to share your ATM password.)
Griffin, the star of Bravo's Emmy-nominated reality series My Life on the D-List, told King that Moline "admitted it and apologized" and that the twosome tried couples therapy.
"I really wanted to make it work," Griffin said. But she said that the deception permanently changed her view of Moline.
"Unfortunately, we [were not] able to get beyond the trust issue."
King read a statement from Moline responding to Griffin's allegations.
"Since our divorce, I have not made any public comments about my ex-wife or our marriage," Moline's statement said. "It saddens me that she would choose to make such accusations at this time. I have no intention of engaging in a public debate over private matters."
Griffin filed for divorce from Moline in September 2005 after four and a half years of marriage. After an attempted reconciliation, the split became final on May 17.
Despite her single status, the 45-year-old actress said she has not been dating, choosing instead to focus on her work.
"Eventually, I end up putting everything in the act," she said. "I kind of turn tragedy into comedy and I find that that's a great way for me to deal with it."