Lenny Hochstein just wants out.
After Page Six broke the news that his estranged wife, Lisa Hochstein, claimed in a court filing that he was trying to “financially strangle” her in their divorce, the plastic surgeon exclusively told us that the “Real Housewives of Miami” star is the problem.
“Lisa uses these court filings to portray me poorly in the press. It’s worse than a press release because the fact that it’s filed gives it legitimacy,” Lenny wrote in an email Monday, adding that he pays for “everything for the children separately.”
The self-proclaimed “boob god,” 56, also claimed that Lisa, 40, still lives in their marital home with their two children, Logan, 7, and Elle, 2, “without a single expense” but recently started “abusing” their joint credit card to “buy things for herself.”
“Last month the bill was nearly 60K. This month she continued the abuse, including purchasing jewelry and clothing for herself, which placed the card over the limit just prior to my vacation,” alleged Lenny, who is on a trip to Europe with his girlfriend, Katharina Mazepa.
“She demanded that I pay the bill to give her more money to spend. I refused but did pay it down by $5K in case of emergencies,” he claimed. “She promptly spent $3K to take out people for dinner, and when I refused to send her more money, she made a $20K payment from my checking account without my knowledge or consent.”
Lenny also directly addressed Lisa’s claims that he “verbally confronts” her with “demeaning comments.”
“As far as being berated, it is quite the opposite. It is Lisa who constantly attacks and berates me,” he wrote. “I moved into another bedroom, and when that wasn’t enough, I had to rent an apartment. I am trying my best to avoid conflict. I just want to be divorced.”
Lenny filed for divorce from the reality star in May after 12 years of marriage amid his burgeoning romance with Mazepa. Lisa told us she was “blindsided” by the split and slammed Lenny for being “reckless” in how he treated the situation.
Mazepa, meanwhile, has claimed that Lisa created fake Instagram accounts to cyberbully her.
The drama appears to have taken a toll on Lenny, who joked on Instagram that “having a wife and a girlfriend can be stressful” and caused his recent weight loss.
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