Lisa Hochstein claims ex-husband Lenny is making efforts to ‘financially strangle’ her in split
Real Housewives of Miami’s Lisa Hochstein says her ex-husband Lenny is making efforts to ‘financially strangle’ her in their split
- Lisa, 40, submits court documents asking for temporary support from Lenny, 56
- She said Lenny restricted her access to funds amid disagreements
- She opposes his plan to hold a Halloween party at the marital home for up to 1,000 people
- Lenny is currently dating Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, 26
- Lisa and Lenny are parents to son Logan, seven, and daughter Elle, two
Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein has said her ex-husband Lenny Hochstein was trying to ‘financially strangle’ her and put her in ‘financial peril’ amid their divorce.
Lisa, 40, said in court documents viewed by Page Six that when she does not give in to each of [his] demands’, the 56-year-old plastic surgeon retaliates by restricting [her] access to funds.’
Lisa told the court the situation has worsened since Lenny – who filed for divorce from Lisa last May – started dating Austrian model Katharina Mazepa, 26. Lisa and Lenny are parents to son Logan, seven, and daughter Elle, two.
Latest: Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein, 40, says ex-husband Lenny Hochstein, 56, was trying to ‘financially strangle’ her and put her in ‘financial peril’ in the midst of their divorce. She was seen in a selfie on social media in June
Lisa said Lenny gave her a joint credit card to cover “personal expenses, household expenses, and children’s expenses of the parties,” but has severely cut her resources since beginning her relationship with Mazepa.
“While the husband is currently traveling to Europe on a no-cost vacation with his alleged girlfriend,” Lisa’s legal team said in court papers, “he has left the wife and children with no money, access to funds and less than $3,000 of available credit on the joint credit card.’
Lisa said a source of contention with Lenny was his hope “to plan, produce and throw a lavish Halloween party with his girlfriend at the marital home for 800 to 1,000 people with the kids in attendance”.
Lisa told the court that her attempts to communicate her concerns to Lenny about the issues had “fallen on deaf ears” and that Lenny “got angry and verbally confronted [her] with degrading comments” whenever problems arise.
Ex: Lisa and Lenny were photographed at an event in Miami in 2019; he filed for divorce from her last May
New love: Lisa said in court documents that Lenny had cut her resources severely since starting her relationship with model Katharina Mazepa (pictured in Miami last month)
Lisa, who signed a prenup when she married Lenny in October 2009, asked the court for temporary help amid the disagreement.
Lisa in May told the outlet that she felt “caught off guard” by her breakup with Lenny, who she called “reckless” in her actions.
Mazepa told the outlet last month that she was proud of her relationship with Lenny and accused Lisa of creating a fake Instagram to harass her.
Lisa responded to Page Six’s allegations, saying, “I don’t have time for Katharina’s antics and childish accusations.” They are fake and only show his true colors and patterns. I have to focus on my kids and try to get them away from her and this negativity. None of these allegations are true.
Pointing fingers: Lisa’s legal team claimed that Lenny ‘is currently traveling on a free vacation with his alleged girlfriend in Europe, he left the wife and children with no money, access to funds and less than $3,000 worth of credit available on the joint credit card”