The Audrina Patridge-Corey Bohan divorce has quickly taken a turn for the very ugly.
Earlier today, we reported that the former Hills stars were splitting after nearly a year of marriage and nearly nine years of being together overall.
We weren't sure why.
We thought maybe becoming parents to a little girl naked Kirra last June had placed a strain on their marriage.
It turns out, however, that the reason is far more troubling and insidious.
On Monday, September 18, Patridge was granted a restraining order against Bohan for what a source describes to People Magazine as ongoing instances of “emotional abuse.”
More specifically and most troubling, there was an incident in mid-April, legal documents claim, during which Audrina says Corey shoved her while she was holding Kirra in her arms.
The couple was arguing about Bohan’s alleged infidelity when he proceeded to empty out her purse and punch himself in the head, threatening to do even more damage if she left him.
This was the second time in a few weeks, Patridge claims, that Bohan had talked of suicide.
She also references an incident on September 6, saying Bohan started calling her names and harassing her after she returned home.
"Grow some balls and pull the trigger and file for divorce,” Bohan supposedly yelled at her at the time, prompting Patridge to call the police and file a report.
Just over a week later, child protective services came to the residence to meet with her.
This past weekend, Bohan showed up for a panel discussion Patridge was taking part in… followed her on stage ... and demanded to know their daughter’s whereabouts.
"I was shaking at this point," Audrina says in her legal documents.
She asked for a restraining order the next day.
HOWEVER, Bohan allegedly showed up on September 19 and refused to leave Audrina's home.
He installed five video cameras around the premises to keep tabs on her and called her a "f-cking cunt."
"I am fearful of [Corey’s] temper because he cannot control his swearing and personal attacks on me, even when in the presence of our young daughter," writes Audrina.
The restraining order requires Bohan to remain at least 100 feet away from his estranged wife, his daughter and even his dog.
As for the divorce, Patridge is demanding primary physical and legal custody of 15-month-old Kirra.
She is asking a judge to shut Bohan down if he asks for spousal support.
And, finally, she wants an order specifically prohibiting Bohan from taking Kirra to his native land of Australia.
Talk about a terrible ending to what had appeared to have been a stable love story.
Patridge and Bohan had been together since 2008, remaining close even throughout filming of The Hills, an unusual development for couples that appear on reality television.
Alas, the relationship has ended on the most sour of notes.
For the sake of their young daughter, let's hope Audrina and Corey find a way to work this out as amicably as possible.