Fans of the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars” will be sad to learn that one of the show’s stars is now going through a divorce. Nia Peeples revealed that she’s calling it quits with her husband, pro-surfer and filmmaker Sam George.
According to People, the 53-year-old actress filed the divorce paperwork in the Los Angeles County Courthouse on Aug. 11, a mere 20 days before what would have been the couple’s eighth wedding anniversary. The outlet reports that the cause for the split is cited in the court documents as “irreconcilable differences.”
Initial reports from TMZ indicated that Peeples, known for her role as Pam Fields, the mother of Emily (Shay Mitchell) on “Pretty Little Liars,” was demanding that she gain custody of their mobile home in Malibu, California. It’s worth mentioning that it’s not a traditional “mobile home,” but actually a high-end luxury trailer that the couple shared together. The outlet notes that it is valued at $875,000. The spot overlooks the ocean and was once featured on an episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap.” While TMZ was quick to assume that the former “Walker Texas Ranger” actress was simply being litigious in the initial divorce proceedings, she took to Twitter to respond to fans about the divorce and put down the mobile home rumor.
The part about divorce is true. The part about demanding the trailer is not. All is amicable. There is no demanding @Cristy_1971
— Nia Peeples (@nia_peeples) August 18, 2015
Apparently, the actress took issue with the idea that she was demanding anything from George, especially something as trivial as a swanky mobile home. People also notes the couple’s assets including a condo in Las Vegas worth close to $91,000.
According to E! Online, the couple’s split comes easier than some families where custody is an issue as they do not have any children together. However, the actress has both a son and a daughter from previous relationships. The former “The Young and the Restless” star's marriage to George was her fourth. She was previously wed to actor Guy Ecker, singer Howard Hewitt and director Lauro Chartrand.