Braxton filed for divorce Aug. 18, and the mom of two cited the reason for the divorce was because her marriage was “irretrievably broken,” and asked for primary custody of the kids. She also wants a judge to split their property and debts from the marriage right down the middle, and said she’d do her best to settle things with Carter out of court, according to her petition.
In her filing, Braxton said she and her estranged hubby have been separated for the last two years, even though they still live in the same house with son Braxton, 10, and daughter, Brooke, 9.
BOSSIP has also learned that Braxton filed for divorce in 2009, but a judge dismissed the case because she refused to go through with it. The couple has been married since 2004.
Braxton has previously said she and Carter enjoyed an open marriage, but wasn’t totally sure if her hubby was stepping out. Rumors have circulated that Braxton had an affair with Kordell Stewart from Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she has dismissed it as just gossip. And Carter has criticized “Braxton Family Values” as portraying him as being jobless, but not citing the reason why.
Carter has not yet responded to the filing, and Braxton hasn’t yet commented publicly on the divorce.