Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer and her husband, real estate broker David Haffenreffer, finalized their divorce this week, according to the Daily Mail. Spencer, 46, and her ex-husband were married for 15 years. The couple have two children together, daughter Kate, 11, and son Duff, 14.
Lara’s divorce has been in the works for quite some time, which came as a surprise to friends of the family. The two separated back in March of this year.
When the news of their pending divorce broke, Lara and David issued a statement, which was printed exclusively in Page Six.
“After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. It’s a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children. They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together.”
Since the divorce, Spencer and her ex have remained civil and were seen at a New York Yankees baseball game with their kids. They are still “friends,” according to sources. The moment made its way to Instagram, where Lara posted a snap of herself smiling with her ex and their two children. Spencer looked relaxed, and it appeared she was having fun in regular blue jeans topped by a red T-shirt.
According to Radar Online, the reason for the divorce was not unusual.
“The relationship really came apart when Lara was working for The Insiderand they were living in Los Angeles,” a source close to the television star told Radar Online about the divorce. “She was never home, and was always working.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Spencer and Haffenreffer were married in 2000 in Southampton. At the time, Spencer was just a contributor for Good Morning America while Haffenreffer was working as a contributor for Ahead of the Curve on CNN. Lara was named co-host of Good Morning America in 2011.
Spencer just renewed her show Flea Market Flip for a seventh season on HGTV, reports Page Six.
“Flea Market Flip is a series that consistently delivers a solid audience for us,” said Allison Page, the general manager of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country told TV Real. “A huge part of its success is Lara’s appeal and her impressive knowledge and expertise in this space.”
Spencer’s show pits two different teams of flea market aficionados against each other to identify, refurbish, and flip tacky flea market finds. The team that makes the most selling their project wins a $5,000 cash prize. Lara doesn’t just star in the show — she’s Flea Market Flip’s creator and executive producer.
Although Lara Spencer has finalized her divorce, it seems she has plenty of projects to keep her busy.
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