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Carlton Gebbia Speaks On Separating from ‘Soulmate of 20 Years’: ‘He Was My Everything’


Carlton Gebbia is opening up about why she and her husband David Gebbia chose to separate after nearly two decades of marriage.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 4 alum, who will mark 18 years of marriage to her husband on Sept. 19, publicly confirmed her yearlong separation on Aug. 25.

Two weeks following news of the couple’s split, Gebbia exclusively tells PEOPLE that although she has “experienced every conceivable emotion similar to the grieving process” throughout the past 12 months, she and her husband are “finally on the same page.” 

“It was never a verbal decision between him and I. It just sort of happened naturally. It was a gradual breakup of our relationship over a period of time,” Gebbia says of her 47-year-old husband. “This man was my soulmate for 20 years and never would I have imagined this. He was my everything, but we’ve been together a long time. …[It] is wonderful now to know that we can still continue to be partners because we had always worked so well together in the past.”  

Though Gebbia, 42, only appeared on RHOBH for one season, she credits her experience on the Bravo reality series to strengthening her marriage.

“I have to add, because I have heard about the Housewives curse, my experience with Bravo and the show actually made my relationship with David stronger,” Gebbia tells PEOPLE. “He has always had my back, but this was like a different animal. We had a partnership and worked really well together.”

Looking to the future, Gebbia is uncertain about the couple’s relationship and what is to come, but she credits her experience on RHOBH to learning another life lesson.

“The one thing that I learned ironically from Housewives – which I said I would never ever do reality – is never to say ‘never.’ Ultimately, there’s no end game here. We’re just working together as a team, I guess, in the most positive way we know how. I mean, he will always be one of the most amazing men I’ve ever known and I will always consider him my soulmate. When I met him, I called him ‘my destiny’ and I said if we ever had a little girl, that’s what her name would be,” she says. “I think I’m just dealing in the moment.”

Currently living in the family’s Beverly Hills home, the mother of three, who is still designing houses and is “also considering going back into acting” (which she calls “one of [her] passions), says she feels a “sense of relief” that news of the yearlong separation is public: “It felt like I was sort of hiding a lie and a secret and it just didn’t feel good.”

“It is still very, very raw. I still go through the emotions and waves. After being together 20 years, it’s just not something that is buried immediately,” Gebbia tells PEOPLE. She adds, “But as long as our children are happy and we keep running together positively, that is all that I can ask for. I don’t want our children affected by this in a negative way.” 

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Carlton Gebbia Sued for Allegedly Attacking Housekeeper


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ alum Carlton Gebbia mopped the floor with her housekeeper, and the maid’s now taking her to court … and she says Gebbia even tried to kill herself.

The housekeeper — referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe — claims she was hired by Gebbia back in 2011 and toiled for 6 years as a housekeeper/nanny/chauffeur/grocery shopper/assistant.

Jane Doe claims Gebbia was often under the influence of alcohol and repeated physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her, including slapping her. She says 4 months ago, without provocation, a drunken Gebbia attacked her at her Bev Hills home.

She says the trigger was when Jane Doe texted Carlton’s husband, David, and said Carlton had broken the TV in the movie room with a baseball bat. Jane Doe says when she tried to calm Carlton down, she became enraged, yelled at her and pushed her so hard, she fell against the door.
She says she was badly injured and was given 2 weeks off. She says the following month, she was fired.

Even more interesting … the maid says over the last 6 years, Gebbia attempted to harm herself … she mentions one incident in which she allegedly threw herself off the second story of her home.

We’ve reached out to Carlton’s rep … who said, “No comment.”

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Carlton Gebbia’s Husband David Files for Divorce


According to court documents obtained by Us, David filed for the dissolution of their marriage in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, November 28, citing irreconcilable differences. A source confirmed to Us in August 2016 that the former couple had been broken up for a year, though they still lived together at the time. However, their date of separation is listed in the divorce papers as September 16, 2017.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 44, and her estranged husband share daughters Destiny, 15, and Mysteri, 14, and son Cross, 6. He is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their three children.

Carlton starred on the Bravo reality series’ 4th season, which aired from November 2013 to April 2014. During her brief stint on the show, she often clashed with several of the woman, specifically mainstay Kyle Richards. Carlton and costar Joyce Giraud were both fired after just one season.

“Decisions were made and Joyce and Carlton have been informed that they’re not coming back,” a source exclusively told Us in 2014 of the former Miss Puerto Rico, now 42, and the British Wiccan.

These days, the cast of RHOBH includes Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley and newcomer Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Additionally, Camille Grammer will return for the first time since season 2 as a friend of the Housewives. Season 9 premieres on Bravo on December 19 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Kim Richards Talks Life After Rehab and Arrest: ‘I’m Just So Grateful to Be Where I Am Today’


Kim Richards is opening up about overcoming her struggles and welcoming new challenges in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“Before I started the show, life was really good and then, you know, things happened and it wasn’t,” she told reporters at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 7 premiere party at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, California, on Friday. “And it wasn’t just my relapse that was hard, but I went through a depression as well after that.”

Looking back, Richards said she feels “so happy” now.

“I’m just so grateful to be where I am today, and to be this happy and have life this good and have the relationships that I have … I feel so blessed,” she said. “I feel powerful. I feel so grateful. Honestly. Life is so amazing today. I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy…”

But her happiness has been a long time coming. Richards, 50, who originally entered rehab following her April arrest for public intoxication, decided to leave her Malibu treatment facility for her daughter’s nuptials in May 2015. She checked herself back in two weeks later. The reality star and former child actress also entered rehab back in 2011.

“I was really busy this season with my home, my daughters, my son and my grandchild,” she said, when asked about her presence in the new season. “My focus was really on my family.”

As for drama in the upcoming season, Richards said it’s difficult to avoid.

“Well I really wouldn’t go that far!” she said, when asked if there was less drama in season 7. “I managed to make a little time to get by to say ‘Hi’ to everybody, but I don’t know if I squeezed out leaving out the drama. It wasn’t my doing, but you know, leave it to the [Lisa] Rinna!”

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Carlton Gebbia Is Officially Divorced


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ alum Carlton Gebbia is officially single — her divorce from David Gebbia is now final … TMZ has learned.

The judge signed off on the divorce settlement Thursday, according to docs obtained by TMZ. David filed in November 2017 — citing irreconcilable differences — but they’d separated nearly a year before that.

Carlton and David got married back in September 1997 and have 3 children — 2 teenage daughters and a 6-year-old son.

The last 12 months have been rough — not long after David filed to divorce Carlton, she was sued by her housekeeper who claimed Carlton drunkenly attacked her. Carlton has denied the attack.

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Carlton Gebbia Has Been Separated From Husband David For A Year


Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Carlton Gebbia has separated from her husband, David, a source close to the reality star confirms to PEOPLE.

“Carlton and her husband have recently separated but are living together under the same roof for the wellness of their children,” the source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who have been married for 18 years.

News of the couple’s separation, which was first reported by Entertainment Tonight, comes days after the mother of three was temporarily hospitalized on Friday following an allergic reaction. (According to the source, she was released within hours and returned to work the next day.)

The Bravo personality appeared on RHOBH season 4, which featured her relationship with husband David and her role as mom to Destiny, Mysteri and Cross.

Gebbia, who grew up in England and South Africa prior to moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, previously described her husband to Bravo as “truly [my] soul-mate.”

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Erika Girardi and Kyle Richards Feel Empowered As ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’


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