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Noella Bergner has called out her estranged husband James Bergner about his alleged wrongdoings since their split – but now he’s addressing her allegations.
James Bergner responded to his ex-wife’s allegations through his attorney, telling People exclusively in a statement that he would not “publicly disparage” Noella despite her public statements against him.
“I look forward to addressing all of these false accusations in the courtroom,” the statement read. “A judge in Puerto Rico, where I reside, has already granted us a divorce. Ultimately, Noella is the mother of my child and I will not publicly disparage her.”
A representative for Noella did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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on Instagram Sunday, The Real Housewives of Orange County The newcomer, 36, explained how the couple’s correspondence worsened after the split.
“Brutal to live 😭5 months ago, my husband and partner of 6 years ago left home with his toothbrush leaving his life, family and home behind. He ended our marriage with Puerto Rican divorce papers service. Which he doesn’t qualify for since we are California citizens and nothing untoward happened in our marriage. There,” she commented on one of the posts that included a clip from a future clip RHOC episode.
“We’ve been arguing since I found out about his tax debts through gossip sites 3 weeks ago and he was confused with paying him to sell the vacation home to cover it,” she wrote.
Noella then claimed that James “has neither visited our son nor given me any explanation for his departure,” adding that he also allegedly “flee the state to evade service.”
“My cards are still locked, he hasn’t paid a cent in support, has stopped paying for our house and is currently postponing our divorce unless I sign a statement saying I lied about him and his business partner and his brand, the reality star continued, Bravo.” receipts. If anything, I really protected my husband by not talking about his issues but instead focused on my journey through this divorce now. He is the father of my child and I want him to be fine. “
Related: RHOC: Newcomer Noella Bergner breaks down after her husband files divorce papers – ‘It’s a bad dream’
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Noella added, “After he left, I made the decision to stay on the show we were doing primarily to promote his brand because honestly it was the only thing that got me out of bed and hoping that others going through something similar would understand that they’re not alone.” Realize that there are three sides to every story. I asked him to provide an explanation through a third party to provide insight that he repeatedly rejects.”
Concluding the post, she claimed what she claimed were “facts” and thanked fans for their “continued support and prayers” to her family.
“I don’t want to encourage James to berate this post,” she added. “Just providing insight into the hell I’m still in ❤️🩹 #rhoc #divorsucks #ineedclosure.”
Noella has been with James for six years, although they have only been married since June 2020. us weekly She stated that she filed for legal separation on August 2, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation.
But James also served her with divorce papers that same month, according to TMZ.
Noella has dealt with divorce on the date RHOCShe explains to a friend that she needs to “find him in order to reuse the credit cards, make sure the rent is paid, and in order to proceed with my son’s treatment.” (This moment also appeared in the clip accompanying her Instagram post on Sunday.)
Also addressing the situation on the December 15th episode of RHOCNoella said she was feeling “totally lost” at the time.
“I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to think,” she said in a confession. “It’s a bad dream. It’s just a really bad dream.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County Broadcasts Wednesday (9 PM ET) on Bravo.