The Tiger King‘s husband, Dillon Passage says he wants to terminate their relationship and that he wants a divorce.
22-year-old Passage posted to Instagram a sunset selfie, with a caption explaining how he plans to handle the divorce with Exotic writing, “we are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to better his situation.”
Joe Exotic’s attorney, Francisco Hernandez, told the gossip site TMZ that Exotic is “distraught” after getting a phone call in prison from Passage saying he’s planning to leave him.
In response to the phone call, Exotic apparently emailed a friend right away, saying he feels “abandoned and alone and just wanted to mean something to someone.” According to 58-year-old Exotic, Passage is getting lonely with Joe locked up and wants a boyfriend. That being said, Exotic is reportedly considering beating him to court and filing a divorce petition before Dillon can.
The former couple wed on December 11, 2017, just 2 months after Joe’s previous husband, Travis Maldonado, shot himself in a fatal accident, TMZ reported.