Shannen Doherty is still battling Stage 4 breast cancer. “The last thing she expected was for Kurt to betray her while she’s battling cancer,” a source said.
It looks like Shannen Doherty's split from photographer Kurt Iswarienko after 11 years of marriage is turning nasty. "She’s refusing to give him a dime. This was the ultimate betrayal — he shattered her world," a source close to her told RadarOnline. The Heathers star was previously married to Ashley Hamilton from 1993 to 1994, and to Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003. She tied the knot with Iswarienko in October 2011. The couple does not share any children.
"Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted," Doherty's representative, Leslie Sloane, previously told PEOPLE in a statement. "Unfortunately, she felt she was left with no other option." Iswarienko's agent was "intimately involved" with their divorce, according to the representative suggesting that another person may have been involved resulting in the split. The Charmed alum also posted a cryptic message on Instagram in April, which read, "The only people who deserve to be in your life are the ones who treat you with love, kindness, and total respect."
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Now she has decided to stop supporting Iswarienko financially. A source told RadarOnline the 52-year-old actress “is still in shock over what went down.” They added, “They discovered the truth by accident around the holidays. She didn’t see this coming.” The lack of a prenuptial agreement before their wedding complicates their divorce proceedings. “While no one has come out and said ‘affair,’ Shannen knew what she was doing when she had her representative release the statement,” said an insider. “She wanted the world to know this was Kurt’s fault.”
The separation and alleged betrayal couldn't have come at a worse time for the Beverly Hills, 90210 star who is presently battling stage 4 cancer. “Shannen’s been to hell and back dealing with stage IV cancer, and the last thing she expected was for Kurt to betray her while she’s battling cancer,” said a source. “You don’t get any lower than that.”
As she literally fights for her life she continues to share details about her cancer journey as she feels "a responsibility" to shatter misconceptions around the deadly disease of cancer. "I feel like I have a responsibility in my more public life, which I separate from my acting life ... to talk about cancer and perhaps educate people more and let people know that people with stage 4 are very much alive and very active," she told reporters during a virtual panel for her Lifetime movie List of a Lifetime in 2021. At the time while she was still with Iswarienko, she said, per PEOPLE, "My husband says that you would never know that I have cancer. I never really complain. I don't really talk about it. It's part of life at this point."
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