This is just all bad.
Ben Zobrist will remain on a personal leave of absence from the team indefinitely after he and his wife, Julianna, both separately filed for divorce, with Ben throwing out allegations of cheating.
“Cubs World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, who has been on personal leave from the team since last week, filed a complaint early this week for legal separation from his wife, alleging she “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible,” according to a report in The Tennesseean.
The three-page complaint was filed in Williamson County circuit court, near Zobrist’s home just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
Coinciding with that filing, Zobrist’s wife, Julianna, filed for divorce Monday in Cook County circuit court, according to court records, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Separate filings in different jurisdictions in cases involving large marital assets are not uncommon. Marital assets for the purpose of divorce proceedings in some states are determined at the date of filing. Illinois is among the states that determine assets on the date the divorce is final.
Zobrist is due more than $9 million for the remainder of this season in the final year of his four-year contract with the club.”
The Cubs second baseman was granted a leave of absence on May 8th.
“I texted with him the other day and reminded him how much I care about him, how much we miss him,” manager Joe Maddon said.
Julianna has since deleted her Twitter and deleted some pictures of them together on Instagram.
The 37-year-old former World Series MVP was hitting .241 with 10 RBIs through 26 games before to taking his absence from the team.
Julianna Zobrist is Christian pop musician. They have three children together.