Just two weeks after MJ and his wife of 17 years agreed to part, there’s more ugliness in the sports matrimonial universe. Jason Kidd, the Nets’ All-Star point guard, filed for divorce today from his wife of almost ten years, Joumana, citing “extreme cruelty” throughout their marriage.
On Tuesday, the New York Post, which very Post-ingly referred to Joumana – who’s listed one one website as being among the “Hottest Sports Wives” – as a “former beer-ad model,” broke the story that Jason had filed a domestic violence complaint against his wife and was seeking a temporary restraining order. He noted that she’d displayed abusive tirades while sitting on the sidelines during Nets games. The story also noted she was tired of his late night in New York City. Like I said, ugliness.
Jason Kidd filed for divorce from his wife today on the grounds of extreme cruelty over a long period of time,” Kidd’s attorney, Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, said in a statement Tuesday. “As this is an extremely difficult personal matter, I ask that the privacy of the Kidd family be respected.” Jason descried Joumana, in the complaint as, well, a witch. Vitriolic, Parnoid and abusive are used. Did I say, ugliness?
You ain’t heard nothing. The complaint alleges Joumana used the couple’s 8-year-old to enter the Nets’ locker-room and rummaging through his stuff looking for his cell phone. After noting the names and numbers the complaint says she took a seat at courtside and shouted insults at Jason. And word is Mrs. J puts tracking devices on his vehicvles and hired P.I.s to follow him and teammates. I’m squirming even thinking about it.
And it gets better, or worse: Jason accuses Joumana of kicking, punching and throwing household objects at her him and becoming “increasingly controlling and manipulative.” He adds that she installed tracking devices on his cars and computers and harassed his trainer, friends and family.
Now, not long after Jason’s charges were filed, the Nets appear to be bracing for Joumana’s comeback, which is sure to be even uglier that the first show.
Stay tuned, if you dare.
Sad…on many levels.
Baller: I am not touching this one .