Melody Holt has revealed that her ex-husband, Martell Holt, is suing for full custody of their four children. The Love & Marriage: Huntsville couple’s marriage crashed and burned on the OWN reality show, but it appeared that their relationship had landed in a friendlier place, in recent weeks.
Melody filed for divorce in May 2020. The divorce was finalized a year later with an agreement in place to dissolve all joint interest businesses. Melody and Martell were granted joint legal and physical custody of their four minor children, with an agreement in place to work together to determine a weekly schedule. They also agreed to share expenses related to the upbringing of their kids, but that agreement was apparently short-lived.
Martell and Melody faced co-parenting challenges after moving on from the scandalous affair that ended their marriage. Melody previously cut off filming scenes with Martell, who shares a child with his longtime former mistress, effectively shutting down communication with her ex.
“It’s interesting… we’ve been doing a week on week off since when I first left in 2020. Sometimes two weeks on and three weeks off, whatever. We’ve been doing an exchange for a long time. So, it’s very interesting, I will say. We already have joint custody. [He’s looking for full custody],” she explained.
Melody’s disclosure comes only weeks after the former couple enjoyed a family vacation in Destin, Florida. The family getaway whipped up social media chatter about a potential reconciliation. In June, Melody addressed such rumors, shutting down the idea that she was back together with her ex.
“I love y’all so much and yes this is my JAM! Love is so beautiful…a lot of y’all are asking, so, NO, my ex and I are NOT back together, dating NADA, okay? I’m good over here,” Melody commented on an Instagram post.
Things have seemingly taken a turn for the worse, according to Melody.
“I, at one point, actually had tried to open up a little bit and allow him in my space just a little, but you’re going to have to watch the show to see how all of that turns out,” she told The Shade Room.
Martell has since moved on with Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Shereé Whitfield. Shereé confirmed last month that she had been dating the wine entrepreneur for two months. Melody later informed TMZ that her ex had already introduced his new partner to their children without her knowledge. She also revealed that she had learned of Martell’s romance with the reality star on the internet.
Melody shared her thoughts about her ex-husband’s new relationship during her interview with The Shade Room. She stated that she had no feelings about Martell’s evolving love life.
Melody said—“To be honest with you, I don’t really have any feelings about it… I really don’t. I didn’t control if he was talking or dating somebody while he was in the marriage.”
She added—“I **** sure know I ain’t gon be able to control if he talking or dating somebody outside the marriage. I don’t feel anything, I really don’t.”
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Melody did not have anything to say about Martell’s latest love interest.
She said—“I don’t know anything negative about her so I don’t have anything negative to say. It doesn’t concern me for real.”
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