Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif separate: Is 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' to blame?
"The show was the killer. It was the straw that broke the camel's back," a source tells People. "It's not a surprise at all. They've been on the cusp of splitting for a long time."
Nassif filed for legal separation on Monday (July 30), citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have three children together -- 9-year-old Gavin and 6-year-old twins Christian and Colin. According to the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Nassif is seeking joint physical and legal custody, and according to TMZ, reports of a brewing custody battle are totally false.
"Dr. Nassif's sole focus is making sure both Adrienne and the kids are as happy as possible in this very difficult time," a source tells TMZ. "His goal is to ensure the best interest of the children."
Another thing that likely won't be a battle is the couple's division of assets thanks to a prenup. TMZ also reports that Nassif does not want the details of the split to be a plot line on "The Real Housewives."