RHOC's Dr. Jen Armstrong Files for Divorce From Husband Ryne Holliday

The Real Housewives of Orange County's Dr. Jen Armstrong is splitting from her husband, Ryne Holliday, after nearly eight years of marriage. Get the exclusive details below.

By Allison Crist Jun 05, 2022 8:00 PMTags

UPDATE: Three weeks after filing for legal separation from Ryne Holliday, Real Housewives of Orange County star Dr. Jen Armstrong has amended her petition and filed for divorce, E! has confirmed.

Court documents obtained by E! News show that Armstrong listed April 6 as the official date of the former couple's separation.

Her rep told E! News exclusively on June 5, "Jen and Ryne are focused on their family, and currently are getting along well. "


There's one thing that Dr. Jen Armstrong can't fix: her marriage.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star has filed for legal separation from Ryne Holliday, her husband of nearly eight years, according to court documents obtained by E! News. The filing was submitted on May 13 and cites "irreconcilable differences" as the cause of their split. 

Armstrong and Holliday share three children together, 10-year-old twins Vera and Vince, and 9-year-old Robert. Court documents show that Armstrong is requesting legal and physical custody of them, with visitation rights granted to her ex.

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At the time, Armstrong said she and Holliday had since reunited and were in a "great place." However, a source tells E! News that in the months since, "Jen has been trying to tackle some communication issues she and Ryne have been struggling with for quite some time."

"After being unable to overcome these issues," the insider continued, "Jen recently decided it was best to move forward as co-parents, rather than husband and wife. Their kids have always and will continue to be their priority as they learn to live separately."


The source also provided insight into the role RHOC might've played in the split, as season 16—which marked Armstrong's debut as a Housewife—documented some of her and Holliday's marital problems. "While Real Housewives of O.C. did not contribute to any problems between Jen and Ryne," said the insider, "it did force them to observe how they interact with each other."

Moving forward, the former couple plans to deal with their divorce "as non-emotionally as possible," another source told E! News. "While they are sad, they know that this is best for the time being."

Per the insider, Armstrong and Holliday will also remain in therapy together.

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—Reporting by Brody Brown

(Originally published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. PT)

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