Turns out the Daily News was the bearer of bad news for Michelle Kwan.
The Olympic figure skater says that she learned her husband of four years, Clay Pell, had filed for divorce in a Daily News article published March 29, according to court documents obtained by the Providence Journal.
“Plaintiff initially learned that the Defendant had filed for divorce in California by means of a ‘Tweet’ on March 29, 2017 and shortly thereafter from the online copy of an article published in the New York Daily News,” the documents, filed March 30, reportedly read.
Kwan, 36, cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of the split in her own divorce papers, as did her now ex Pell, and is looking to have the California case dismissed and moved to Rhode Island, where the former couple lived together and Kwan is a registered voter.
The pair was in the process of remodeling a home in Newport, R.I., and Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, requested the court order for Pell to remove his belongings from the shared home.
The documents also reveal that the pair had not lived together since November, when they first began discussing a divorce, and that in the months since, Kwan has been staying at a motel in Newport.
Kwan and Pell, a former White House National Security staffer and grandson of the late Rhode Island senator Claiborne Pell, married in 2013 in the Ocean State.