‘gossip Girl’ creator Josh Schwartz He has filed for divorce from his wife Jill Schwartz after 13 years of marriage.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the popular television producer filed for dissolution of marriage in Los Angeles County Court on December 28, 2021. Schwartz is known for creating television hits. ‘Oc’ along with the development ‘gossip Girl.’
In the filing, Schwartz is seeking joint custody of their two daughters, claiming that “irreconcilable differences” are the reason for the split. Interestingly, Schwartz is asking a judge to validate a “post-nuptial agreement” signed by the parties back in 2016. It is unclear what prompted the TV producer to sign this type of legal document after years of marriage, but it most likely outlines the division of their money and assets.
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The ‘Gossip Girl’ creator is said to be worth $70 million.
“The actual nature and extent of the parties’ separate assets and debts are unknown at this time (Josh). He requests the permission of the Court to amend this petition when it is ascertained.” [He] Requests that the court confirm the validity of the post-nuptial agreement signed on October 19, 2016,” the divorce reads.
According to the documents, Schwartz married Jill Stonerock in 2008. The hook-up was a true Hollywood story when he reportedly overheard “O.C.” star Rachel Bilson trying to hook up his BFF (Jill) with lead actor Ben McKenzie. “I said, ‘What about me?’ Ben doesn’t need help,” Schwartz told InStyle. Three years later, Schwartz reportedly proposed to Stonebrook with a plastic ring when someone broke into his car and stole his engagement ring. , Bilson was the maid of honor at their marriage and is the godmother of their daughters.
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Schwartz’s story is amazing, given that he was one of the youngest people in network history when he did “The O.C.” in 1995, Schwartz attended film school at the University of Southern California while a fraternity The chairman of the show was exposed how it is behind the gates of the rich and famous, who would later provide guidance in the pilot for the ‘OC’.
In the docs, the “Gossip Girl” producer is asking the court to terminate her ability to support a spouse based on postnup. It is requesting a statement of judgment with any and all factual findings on which any issue was determined, including child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property valuation, property division, tax consequences, and attorney’s fees.”
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Interestingly, the date of separation is listed in “TBD,” which is important given that anything after that day can be considered a sole and separate asset. This is significant because it was announced that Schwartz was part of a major new deal to develop a television version of the “Sweet Valley High” books. According to reports, Josh and producer partner Stephanie Savage are teaming up to lead the project named ‘Sweet Valley’.
Again, at this point, it’s unclear what caused the former couple’s split — and Jill has yet to respond to the divorce filing.