According to Us Weekly, the former hockey player did not want to call it quits with his wife of nearly three years, but her behavior gave him no other choice.
“Her actions are what caused her divorce with Brooks,” a source told the outlet. “Brooks did not want a divorce, but he felt pushed toward it because of how Julianne was behaving. But Brooks is not the one who is bummed now.”
Julianne's friends are reportedly still confused by the breakup. “Her friends think Brooks was an amazing, strapping dude and aren’t sure why she let him go or messed it up,” the insider added.
The estranged couple split in May after months of speculation about their relationship. "We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” they said in a joint statement at the time. “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”
A source told Us at the time, their break-up "was a long time coming." Adding, “They argued a lot and just had different viewpoints on important issues." The insider also shared that they were both focusing on “trying to find themselves separate from one another and deal with any issues they’ve faced that were exasperated while married.”
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