After five years of marriage, the skateboarding king is getting divorced from his third wife.
Just one week before Valentine's Day, Tony Hawk, 42, and his wife, Lhotse Merriam, 38, announced that they had filled for divorce. The couple married in Fiji in January of 2006 and has one daughter together, Kadence Clover Hawk, who is now two years old. People.com reports that Tony filed for divorce in California's North San Diego County on Friday.
"We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the couple said in a joint statement yesterday. "We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition," the statement continues. "Thank you for your understanding."
This was Tony Hawk's third marriage and third divorce. Previously, he'd married first wife, Cindy Dunbar, in 1990, and they had one son together—Hudson "Riley" Hawk, now 17, who is a skater like his father. Tony and Cindy divorced within the same year their son was born, 1993.
Tony married second wife, Erin Lee, in 1996. They had two sons, Spencer, now 11, and Keegan, now 9. Lee and Hawk divorced in 2004. 20 Shocking Breakup Statistics
Tony Hawk retired from competing in pro-skating tournaments when he was 31. So now that he's likely to have some free time on his hands, perhaps he'll take up skating again? Or, the more likely possibility, maybe he'll conceptualize a new skateboarding video game? Either way, we suggest he find a way to keep his mind busy, and his thoughts off his divorce. Wicked Celebrity Breakups
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