Professional poker player Beth Shak's collection of 1,200 shoes worth an estimated $1 million is the target of a lawsuit filed by her ex-husband, Daniel Shak, who claims he was unaware the shoes existed and is entitled 35 percent of their value under their divorce agreement.
In the summer of 2011, Daniel became aware that Beth owned and failed to disclose an extensive ... collection of Christian Louboutin shoes ... and other high-end designer shoes and bags, asserts Daniel Shak's lawsuit, as reported by the New York Post.
Shak claims he did not know about the 1,200-shoe collection, which includes 700 pairs of Christian Louboutins, while he was married to Beth Shak.
Dan trusted his wife and was not inspecting his home to try to find inventory or 'secret rooms,' the suit goes on to say.
Beth Shak, 42, is a professional poker player whose affinity for shoes is legendary. She has a tattoo of Christian Loboutin heels on a private part of her body, according to the Post, and once likened Louboutin's shoes to fine art.
She also appeared on an episode of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, a show that tries to find suitors for wealthy individuals, and made an appearance on MTV Cribs.
Beth Shak said she was dumbfounded by the suit.
I'm shaking my head over this whole thing, Beth Shak said. He is saying he didn't know the closet in our master bedroom existed.
Daniel Shak, who heads the hedge fund SHK Asset Management, wants a court near Philadelphia, where he and Beth Shak once lived, to audit her shoe collection, the Post reported. The couple also had a pricey Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City.
Daniel and Beth Shak both have an affinity for poker and the couple are regular participants in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Beth Shak earned more than $363,000 during the Las Vegas events.