Blindsided: Pilar Sanders Says She Found Out About Divorce from TMZ

December 28, 2011  |  

Finding out your husband wants to get a divorce is bad, but finding out via TMZ? That could be grounds for homicide watch.

Pilar Sanders says husband Deion didn’t have the you-know-what’s to tell her he wanted to end their 12-year marriage to her face. She only found out by reading the gossip site.

Her lawyer, Larry Friedman, told TMZ Pilar was “heartbroken and surprised when [she] read that Deion announced his decision, on his own, to end their marriage.

“Pilar’s sole focus and top priority for the last 12.5 years has been her marriage and children. Based on recent discoveries, [Pilar] now realizes that Deion did not view their family the same way.”

This news contradicts reports that Pilar has been shopping for a new home since Thanksgiving—intending to make sure Deion fulfills his obligation in their prenuptial agreement which entitles her to a home worth half the value of their current multi-million-dollar dwelling.

It could just be that Pilar is in denial. She’s called Deion’s actions a “temporary lapse of judgment” and says she’s “confident that he will come to his senses and return to his family as he has in the past.”

But don’t count on an Eddie Long divorce recall just yet. An adviser for Deion told TMZ the athlete’s original statement “speaks for itself.”

I think this is going to get messy(ier). Do you believe Pilar had no idea her marriage was heading for divorce or did she just not expect Deion to go through with it?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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