Tichina Arnold and Rico Hines Finalize Divorce More Than 6 Years After Split

The former ‘Martin’ star, who has no kids with the basketball coach, filed the divorce papers in August last year, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the split.

AceShowbizTichina Arnold and Rico Hines are legally single now. If new reports are to be believed, the Tina Butler of “The Neighborhood” and her then-husband have finalized their divorce more than six years after the split.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the 53-year-old actress finalized her divorce from her ex on July 15 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Both exes have yet to address the news.

Tichina filed the divorce papers in August last year, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. The former “Martin” star, who has no kids with the basketball coach, also listed the separation date as January 12, 2016.

The “Everybody Hates Chris” alum and the longtime basketball coach, who wed in Hawaii in 2012, parted ways after she found a sex tape of her spouse with another woman. After the actress sent the footage to “very close people” to announce her split, it leaked to the public.

Speaking about the sex tape, Arnold told PEOPLE in July 2016, “I did not expect it to go public the way it did.” She also insisted that “no one from [her] side leaked it.” Admitting that she felt “betrayed” when she watched the video, she explained, “I had that feeling of, you know, beyond him being my husband, this is supposed to be my friend, my confidant. Somebody who I can trust. And when you can’t trust the person that you sleep with every night, there’s a problem.”

“I could no longer trust him. I could no longer lay with him,” the comedienne went on elaborating. “And it doesn’t make him a horrible person. We all make mistakes, but not with me and not on my time and not in my life.”

“It’s beyond the fact that the infidelity, it happens. We make mistakes. And we fixed a few mistakes of his prior infidelities,” she disclosed. “But when it becomes a pattern, then it’s no longer my problem. There’s a point where you eventually have to jump ship and save yourself, so I just merely saved myself and represented a lot of women that don’t know how to save themselves.”

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