The Miami Herald reported today that John Cena has filed for divorce from high school sweetheart Liz Huberdeau, saying that the marriage is irretrevably broken.
Huberdeau, who signed a pre-nup when the two were married in 2009, has hired Raymond Rafool, the Miami attorney who represented Linda Bollea in her divorce. Linda ended up with 70% of the marital assets coming out of the divoce.
Cena, said to be worth $18 million, according to the story signed a pre-nup which even gave him the right to take back all gifts and presents.
Rafool noted in the story that while the two were only married three years and there was a pre-nub in place, that she supported him in their goals for 14 years.
The paper also quoted an unnamed source saying this will dwarf the Hogan divorce for nastiness.
“Although it is indeed unfortunate that John Cena decided to divorce his high school sweetheart Liz Cena; particularly, after they have come so far in their lives and in his career together, Liz will and really has no choice but to pursue all of her rights and entitlements,” Rafool told The Miami Herald. “Although Mr. Cena pushes a prenuptial agreement and that the parties have only been married for approximately 3 years, Liz Cena has always supported John Cena, even when no one else did, and stood behind him and pushed him forward to achieve their goals for the last 14 years. Sadly, divorce is not the way Liz thought her perfect love story would end.”
TMZ has picked up on the story, and reports that Huberdeau was “blindsided” by the filing. According to the gossip website, the couple had their issues, but Huberdeau thought that they would be able to work through them. TMZ goes on to note that Cena recently approached her with a pre-divorce financial settlement agreement, but she refused to sign it.