Former “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Benzino supposedly has until February to complete a family violence intervention program after his ex, Althea Heart, filed a restraining order against him alleging that he’s been threatening and stalking her. The pair has been in a nasty public dispute for months, and things only seem to be getting worse for the former couple.
The Jasmine Brand reports that Althea filed a petition for a temporary protection order on June 24 in a Georgia court claiming that between September and May Benzino allegedly stalked her, prevented her from calling for help, held her against her will and threatened her. Althea, who gave birth to their first child in November, also alleged that the music producer threatened to take their infant son away from her.
According to the outlet, Althea also described an alleged violent incident claiming on May 31 Benzino got extremely angry during an argument they were having and started breaking things, yelling and threatening her. Police were said to have been called to their home but the former VH1 star left before authorities arrived. Althea also accused Benzino of showing up to different places she was at saying that he had a tracking device on her phone. Althea also described another incident saying that Benzino took their child, named Zino, and wouldn’t return him. The Jasmine Brand claims police had to go and get the baby back.
A judge granted Althea a 12 month protective order against Benzino on July 19, stating that he has to stay 500 yards away from her and their son. The order also reportedly gave Althea temporary custody of baby Zino, however the reality star is currently in jail after a confrontation with her ex last week.
On Saturday, it was reported that Althea was charged with civil contempt and ordered to stay behind bars in a Georgia jail for 10 days after she violated a judge’s order banning her from communicating with Benzino.
Benzino has not responded to the reports about him and Althea, but posted an Instagram photo Sunday of him spending time with baby Zino.
Althea and Benzino’s relationship issues played out on Season 4 of “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” last year. The pair was constantly arguing, and at one point Benzino wanted Althea arrest and thrown in jail because she supposedly hit him. Despite their drama, Benzino and Althea ended the season by deciding to stay together.