Real Housewives of Miami’s Lisa Hochstein claims estranged husband Lenny is making efforts to ‘financially strangle her’ in their split
- Lisa, 40, submit court documents seeking temporary support from Lenny, 56
- She said that Lenny has restricted her access to funds amid disagreements
- She opposes his plans to host a Halloween party at the marital home for up to 1,000 people
- Lenny is currently dating Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, 26
- Lisa and Lenny are parents to son Logan, seven, and daughter Elle, two
Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein says her estranged husband Lenny Hochstein is making efforts to ‘financially strangle her’ and put her in ‘financial peril’ amid their divorce.
Lisa, 40, said in court docs viewed by Page Six that when she doesn’t give in ‘to each and every one of [his] demands,’ the 56-year-old plastic surgeon ‘retaliates by restricting [her] access to funds.’
Lisa told the court that the situation has gotten worse since Lenny — who filed to divorce Lisa this past May — began dating Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, 26. Lisa and Lenny are parents to son Logan, seven, and daughter Elle, two.
The latest: Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein, 40, says her estranged husband Lenny Hochstein, 56, is making efforts to ‘financially strangle her’ and put her in ‘financial peril’ amid their divorce. She was seen in a selfie on social media in June
Lisa said that Lenny had given her a joint credit card to cover ‘personal expenses, expenses for the household and expenses for the parties’ children,’ but has severely cut off her resources since his relationship with Mazepa began.
‘While the husband is presently traveling on a no-expense-spared vacation with his presumed girlfriend to Europe,’ Lisa’s legal team said in court docs, ‘he has left the wife and children without cash, access to funds and less than $3,000 of available credit on the joint credit card.’
Lisa said that a source of dissension with Lenny has been his hope ‘to host, produce and throw a lavish Halloween party with his girlfriend at the marital home for 800–1,000 people with the children present.’
Lisa told the court that her attempts to communicate her concerns to Lenny about the issues have ‘fallen on deaf ears,’ and that Lenny ‘gets upset and verbally confronts [her] with demeaning comments’ whenever the issues arise.
Exes: Lisa and Lenny were snapped at a Miami event in 2019; he filed for divorce from her this past May
New love: Lisa said in court docs that Lenny has severely cut off her resources since his relationship with model Katharina Mazepa (pictured in Miami last month) began
Lisa, who signed a prenuptial agreement in her October 2009 marriage to Lenny, has petitioned the court for temporary support amid the disagreement.
Lisa in May told the outlet that she felt ‘blindsided’ by her breakup with Lenny, who she characterized as ‘reckless’ in his actions.
Mazepa told the outlet last month that she was proud of her relationship with Lenny, and accused Lisa of setting up a phony Instagram to harass her.
Lisa responded to the allegations to Page Six, saying, ‘I’ve got no time for Katharina’s childish antics and accusations. They are false and just show her true colors and motives. I have my children to focus on, and I am trying to keep them away from her and this negativity. None of these allegations are true.’
Pointing fingers: Lisa’s legal team claimed that Lenny ‘is presently traveling on a no-expense-spared vacation with his presumed girlfriend to Europe, he has left the wife and children without cash, access to funds and less than $3,000 of available credit on the joint credit card’
Originally posted 2022-08-02 02:00:45.