She’s been open about her now ex-husband’s struggles with infidelity, and a couple months ago she agreed to pay him a whopping$592,000 in settlement.
Now, it appears as though she is moving on and trying to find her footing in her new life with her two children.
On her “Whine Down” podcast, she recently answered a fan question regarding her wedding ring. Apparently, she sold it and is using the money to renovate the home that her and her former husband bought together.
“I have redone pretty much my entire house… I sold my ring, and that money from the ring paid for the furniture and the new additions to the house.
I debated. I’m like, ‘I’m going to sell this ring and then maybe buy myself something.’ Like a bag, or my divorce present.
I was like, ‘Honestly, what would make me happiest is to have new energy in the house.’ So I took that money and gave it to [interior designers]. This was our house and we made memories here. I needed to create a new space that felt like me and felt like mine.”
I mean, no sense in keeping the ring at this point I guess.
And, it was the second engagement ring Mike had given her since the pair had previously split, reconciled, and then he re-proposed a few years ago.
So, the first ring was long gone:
“Cause the first ring I was like, ‘I will never put this back on my hand. He had re-proposed to me in Napa a few years ago with this new ring.
I took every diamond he ever bought me and I sold them, because I didn’t want to look at them ever again.”
She even sold a bracelet he gifted her when she released her book, The Good Fight: Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Loving Faithfully:
“I wanted to keep it so bad because it was such a f*cking pretty bracelet, but it represented something that was not true. It was true that I worked very hard for the relationship, but to me it represented our book and it hurt me too much to keep that.
It was sad, but at the same time, they can be the most beautiful things in the world, but what they represented made them the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”
She hasn’t shared any house updates on social media quite yet, but she did say she’s putting in some sort of wine bar that sounds amazing.
Whatever she does with her house, hopefully it means a fresh start for her and her kids after everything they’ve been through.
Her song “Beautiful Lies” addresses a lot of her feelings about the infidelity she experienced in her marriage: