'The Real Housewives of New York City' star Jules Wainstein's husband Michael Wainstein denies cheating
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/17/2016
The Real Housewives of New York City star Jules Wainstein's husband Michael Wainstein has denied cheating allegations.
According to Michael's lawyer Mark Jay Heller, Michael filed for divorce from his wife of eight years on Wednesday, and although Jules has claimed infidelity was the reason, her accusations don't match her actions, E! News reported.
"We prepared papers dated May 13. We sued her for divorce. She has not answered the papers. If she had any basis for counterclaim against him, she would have done so," Heller told E! News.
"This incorrect allegation that he was busted for committing adultery, if it's true, she certainly would have answered his papers countersuing him for adultery. She has not done that."
Heller revealed the couple is still living together with their son, Jagger, and daughter, Rio, in the family's home, but the atmosphere is tense.
After all, Jules called the police Thursday morning on Michael, claiming that he was "speaking to her in a threatening manner," E! News reported.
"Obviously, it's not going very well," Heller added of their dynamic. "When it gets to court, the judge may order someone to move out. They don't have a court date yet."
"This divorce is contentious," a source noted, "and it's going to be ongoing."
Another insider told the website that Jules' marriage was crumbling even before she made her Bravo debut on The Real Housewives of New York City's eighth season, which premiered back in April.
"They were having issues before the show, but I think pressure from filming clearly put a strain the marriage," the insider said at the time of the divorce filing. "It brought things to a head."
While both camps clearly disagree on the series of events, Jules wrote in a blog post for Bravo that she is doing okay and staying strong for her children.
"My kids and I will be just fine -- better than fine. Truth is that it's too easy to get caught up in your own reality, especially when you are blindsided and betrayed by someone who is supposed to be a partner and friend. I'm trusting and open, but I'm also strong and practical," she wrote.
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"This isn't the end of the world, it's just a big bump in the road, but I'll get over it and I'll be stronger for it. While my heart might be broken, it's still good as gold. There are bigger issues in the world that need tackling, and there are bigger realities that need to be addressed. My reality is that my kids and I are healthy and happy."
Jules has yet to provide comment on Michael's cheating denial.