Just weeks after the announcement of former “Full House” star Jodie Sweetin’s divorce from husband Cody Herpin, court papers obtained by Access Hollywood have unveiled what seems to be a turbulent union.
“Our marriage has been rocky,” Jodie stated in divorce documents filed in Orange County Superior Court on November 19. According to the documents, the couple separated on November 18. They were married over a year earlier, on July 14, 2007.
But it wasn’t just the relationship that had problems, she asserted.
“Our house is in foreclosure, our water has been shut off twice… Currently, all of our other utilities are overdue,” she alleged in the papers.
Jodie alleged that Cody, who she stated was a driver and transportation coordinator when they met, stopped working after they were married except for the month of October 2007, and “kept finding one excuse after another for his failure to even attempt to find employment.”
“He had to sell his car to pay bills and is now without transportation, unless it is a rental,” she continued.
The couple has a child, 7-month-old daughter Zoie Laurel Mae, who Jodie has asked for joint legal and physical custody of, with primary custody going to her.
“I believe that he is going to try to prevent me from seeing our daughter,” she wrote, citing an alleged incident that found Cody telling her he would call the police if she left their home with Zoie.
She asked for a court order to pick up certain items from the couple’s home
“[Cody] will become very emotional and possibly erratic” if she returned to the residence, the papers alleged.
However, in an interview with People on Friday, Cody painted a different picture
“I still have no idea what this is about. None of this makes sense,” he told the mag.
According to him, the actress has returned to their residence four times since the split and won’t return his e-mails – and, he alleged, his unemployment was due to her busy schedule.
“I was the stay-at-home dad, my job was taking care of Zoie,” he said.
His lawyer, Robert Benavente, told People that Cody has been cooperative with his estranged wife – and he alleged that she hasn’t been entirely truthful.
“Some of [her other claims] are false,” Benavente said. “We will address those in court documents.”
A court date is set for the morning of February 9, 2009.