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Lisa Whelchel Reveals Her Secret Divorce

September 21, 2012 06:42 AM by Lisa Princ

Lisa Whelchel may be living her dream as part of the new cast of Survivor, but did you know that Lisa has been hiding a secret for months? The former Facts Of Life star revealed recently that she has been secretly divorced from her husband for a few months now!

When she headed out to Survivor to start competing, some folks had no idea who Lisa Whelchel was, but even less knew that Lisa was also secretly divorced. Why did she keep her divorce a secret? “I just never thought it would happen to me. It was painful to realize that it wasn’t going to work out,” Lisa told People Magazine recently in a statement.

Lisa Whelchel was married to her husband, Steve Cauble for 24 years before ending things, and just as her divorce was finalized, she was heading out to her new gig: “The divorce was final on March 1, and I went out to be on Survivor on March 10.”

The timing of Survivor was perfect for her though, as Whelchel went on to tell People: “Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss.”

But despite being unable to work through their marital issues, Lisa Whelchel and Steve are hoping to remain friends. Lisa explained: “We will always be friends. And we will always be family, too,” adding that the couple even watched the premiere of Survivor together with their three grown children.

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3 Responses to “Lisa Whelchel Reveals Her Secret Divorce”

  1. Doug Says:
    September 21st, 2012 at 9:31 am

    With all the problems which exist in the world,why should we care?

  2. Tiki Says:
    September 21st, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I’m very sorry about this. I wish them lots of luck in the future. Divorce is hard on everyone involved.

  3. Sandy Says:
    November 3rd, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Don’t depend on god to fix things, you’ll be waiting a very long time! Maybe your better off without him…you go girl!

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