Joey Lawrence and Chandie Yawn-Nelson’s Divorce Finalized: Details

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Joey Lawrence and Chandie Yawn-Nelson are officially divorced after being married for more than 15 years, We Weekly confirmed.

According to court documents obtained by We, judgment was filed on Wednesday, February 16, and a private settlement agreement was reached in terms of spousal support, child support and asset division. The exes will share joint legal custody of their daughters Charleston, 15, and Liberty, 11.

Lawrence, 45, originally filed for divorce from Yawn-Nelson, 45, in July 2020 after more than a decade of marriage. the Melissa and Joey alum was previously married to michelle velle from 2002 to 2005.

In August 2021, Lawrence opened up about how the couple were amicably co-parenting their kids amid the split.

“At the end of the day, you always take the high road. There’s no excuse to be anything other than nice,” he said exclusively. We at the time. “[Our relationship] didn’t work out on a personal level, but we still share two amazing people. You have to put them first and lead by example.

the Dancing with the stars alum also noted that “irreconcilable differences” led to their decision to go their separate ways, saying, “They’re just two people who aren’t good for each other. Nothing was done wrong, other than just falling in love with that person. You want them to be happy and you want to be happy.

For Lawrence, not getting along while raising their children together would have been ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inexcusable’, adding: ‘It’s not fair on the kids’.

That same month, We announced the news that the celebrity big brother alum was engaged to Samantha Cope. Lawrence explained how working on a Lifetime movie led him to meet his partner, 34.

“So we met there and out of nowhere, you know, it’s been a crazy year and a half for everyone, obviously the whole world. So when you least expect it [it,] amazing things are happening and meeting her was truly the greatest thing ever,” he told We, noting that it was a “smooth transition” having Cope bond with his children. “He’s a great person and the girls like him, which is great. It’s great.

Lawrence then took to social media to address the news, writing via Instagram: “We are beyond excited to see what the future holds and knowing that we will grow old and super wrinkled together is a blessing. ultimate.”

With reporting by Andrea Simpson

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