‘This was not my choice’: Heartbroken YouTube star Steven Crowder announces he and wife Hilary are going through a ‘horrible divorce’ after she decided she ‘didn’t want to get married again’
- He made this known on Tuesday during an episode of his podcast, Louder with Crowder
- The online personality explained that Hilary has filed for divorce sometime in 2021
Political commentator and YouTuber Steven Crowder, 35, revealed that he and his wife, Hilary, 36, are divorcing after ten years of marriage.
Crowder announced this on Tuesday during an episode of his podcast, Louder with Crowder.
The online personality explained that Hilary has filed for divorce sometime in 2021.
“I’ve lived with a proverbial boot around my neck for years,” Crowder said.
“Since 2021, I’ve been going through an increasingly gruesome divorce.”
Crowder announced the divorce on Tuesday during an episode of his podcast, Louder with Crowder.
The couple married on August 25, 2012 after three months of engagement
Crowder made it clear that his marriage ended for reasons related to growing apart naturally, rather than infidelity or abuse.
“And no, this was not my choice,” he added. “My wife at the time decided she didn’t want to get married anymore and in the state of Texas that’s perfectly allowed.”
Crowder called it the most heartbreaking experience of his life and considers the divorce his “deepest personal failure.”
What Does Texas Law Say About Divorce?
- In Texas, a divorce is not final for at least 60 days after a petition is filed. It usually takes six months to a year or more to finalize a divorce, depending on the complexity of the issues and the degree of conflict.
- Texas does not recognize legal separation. This means that even if you live separately from your spouse, any property you or your spouse acquire is community property – regardless of its title – and any debt you or your spouse acquire is community debt. Essentially, you are married until you are legally divorced.
- Texas law allows for no-fault divorce, which means that the spouse filing for the divorce does not have to prove any wrongdoing, wrongdoing, or misconduct on the part of the other spouse. However, a judge may allow for errors in determining what constitutes a fair division of the parties’ matrimonial property.
- A divorce can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars, with the average costing between $15,000 and $30,000.
Steven Crowder is an American-Canadian conservative political commentator, media host, and comedian.
He is also a former contributor to Fox News.
Crowder is best known for his recurring segment on his podcast ‘Change My Mind’.
He said he and his ex-wife Hilary have decided to keep the divorce matter private for the safety of their two children.
“In all of this, one thing I want to be very clear about is certain. The real north here is that my kids are flawless, completely flawless, which is why we’ve decided to resolve these issues privately because it’s in their best interests both emotionally and physically.”
It’s not yet clear if the divorce has been finalized, but Crowder says it’s an issue he’s been dealing with for “years.”
“I loved a woman so much that I married her,” Crowder said.
“A woman who, despite all this, I still love as a mother to my children and who wanted something different in her life.
“That’s not my choice, she just wanted to leave and the law says that’s how it works.”
The couple married on August 25, 2012 after three months of engagement.
Earlier, they announced their engagement in March of the same year.
The podcaster revealed via FOX News, “Our wedding was perfect. Our wedding night was nothing short of amazing.
‘Do you feel judged? I could not care less. You know why? Because my wife and I were judged throughout our entire relationship.
“People laughed and mocked and mocked the young, celibate, naive Christian couple.
“We certainly would never make it to the wedding without schtupping, and if we did, our ‘wedding night would be awkward and horrible,'” they said.
“It turns out people couldn’t have been more wrong.”
Crowder faced backlash over his YouTube channel several times and was kicked out of the YouTube affiliate program for a year, meaning he couldn’t monetize his videos.
His account was subsequently reinstated in 2020.