‘Young And The Restless’ Star Victoria Rowell Divorcing Husband Radcliffe Bailey

January 2, 2014  |  

Though this is generally a season where we hear about a ton of new engagements and the coming together of couples, former “Young and the Restless” actress Victoria Rowell, 54, seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

According to TMZ, Victoria’s husband, Radcliffe Bailey, 44, recently filed for divorce. By the looks of the couple’s settlement papers, the divorce will be pretty clean, as there are no children involved and the estranged couple signed an air-tight prenuptial agreement prior to exchanging vows.

“Each agrees that he or she shall not in any manner disturb, bother, harass or otherwise interfere with the other party,” reads an excerpt from the settlement.

Victoria and Radcliffe tied the knot back in 2009 during a ceremony in New Hampshire.  During that same year, she told ESSENCE that they met through Samuel L. Jackson’s wife, LaTanya.

“LaTanya told me, ‘I’m going to introduce you to your husband.’ I simply said okay, but he caught my eye before I knew who he was,” revealed Victoria. “He waited to get me to sign a copy of my book and I was very impressed. When it was time to take a photo I slipped off my shoes because I didn’t want to be taller than my man.”

As for their 10-year age difference, neither of the two appeared to be bothered by it.

“I’ve always been an older soul; most of my good friends are 70-something,” Bailey admitted during the 2009 interview. “I don’t look at age, but I understand experiences and me and Vicki’s spirits are even in age. I never knew what a soulmate was until I met Vicki.”

An exact reason for why they have chosen to end their four-year marriage remains unknown. It’s unfortunate that they weren’t able to work things out, but maybe it’s for the best.

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