RHOC’s Noella Bergener SOBS As Husband ‘Closes Credit Cards’ After Serving Divorce Papers Amid $ 6 Million Tax Debt
RHOC’s Noella Bergener sobbed as her husband “closed his credit cards” after serving his divorce papers amid his $ 6 million tax debt.
On tonight’s episode of Bravo, the reality TV star was shocked to learn that her husband, James Bergener, had massive tax debt before he was served with divorce papers.
RHOC FaceTimed newbie her co-star and friend Shannon Beador was emotionally overwhelmed and cried as she explained the predicament.
âSomeone has come to serve papers, divorce papers. He was in Puerto Rico. And everything is in Spanish, âNoÃ«lla revealed.
A stunned Shannon could only ask “what?” As she hugged her chest.
NoÃ«lla continued, âHer wardrobe is here, her things are hereâ¦ her car is here. His life is here. He closed the credit cards.
“I’m lost. I’m completely lost, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to think. It’s a bad dream. Just a very, very bad dream. I’m trying to get, you know, to talk to a lawyer and what happens next. “
After learning about his “secret” tax debts, the beautiful brunette then began to sob, explaining: “He made a mistake and he must fix it.”
âBut I never thought that would be the end of a marriage. You know, I never thought that would mean I’m a single mom with our son.
“I just want my husband to come tell me what’s going on?” As if my son had just been diagnosed with autism in May. My mother was hospitalized in June.
NoÃ«lla’s husband currently has a tax debt of $ 5.8 million that dates back to 2018.
Originally Noella claimed she knew “nothing” about her financial crisis and when he told her she felt like it was a $ 4 million tax lien.
However, a second lien added an additional $ 2 million to their massive debt limit, bringing the amount owed to the IRS to nearly $ 6 million.
Last month, The Sun exclusively revealed that Noella is seeking legal and physical custody of their two-year-old son, James Jr. amid their unpleasant divorce.
In court documents initially obtained exclusively by The Sun, Noella said she wanted James to pay spousal support as well as his attorney fees.
The reality TV star, who was named one of OC’s newest housewives earlier this year, as first confirmed by The Sun, said in documents that she would allow James to visit their child.
James and Noella share a two-year-old son, James Jr., together.
The court ultimately determines any child support that would be awarded.
In the new petition, NoÃ«lla noted that she did not know the exact amount of their assets and debts and reserved the right to update this information at a later date.
The couple married in June 2020 and James first filed for divorce from his wife in August in Puerto Rico, as reported by TMZ.
Sources told the outlet that the RHOC star was “blinded” by the case, adding that James is not currently living in the Orange County house they share together.
The split appears to be mutual, as RadarOnline reported that Noella also filed for legal separation on August 2.
By asking for legal separation, Noella was not asking to end her marriage, but this new request to dissolve the marriage would ultimately do so.
James has yet to respond to any of Noella’s petitions.
Noella’s ex-husband first filed for divorce shortly after being accused of owing nearly $ 6 million in back taxes.
He is a well-known lawyer in Southern California, while many locals will recognize him by his billboards and advertisements placed throughout the area.
According to RadarOnline, “the IRS and the State of California have filed for lien against Noella’s husband who runs a successful law firm named Sweet James.”
James was charged with “refusing to pay $ 1,878,438 for 2018 and $ 2,166,680 for 2019”.
Meanwhile, it owes the State of California $ 1,851,225.04 for 2018 and 2019.