Actor Tom Arnold‘s estranged wife is speaking out why her marriage ended, and she is claiming that her husband’s fixation on President Trump and his ongoing drug addiction was a recipe for disaster.
Ashley Groussman Arnold filed the documents, obtained by The Blast, in her ongoing divorce with Tom Arnold, asking for the court to establish child custody and support, as well as spousal support for herself.
She is asking for $6,783 per month for Jax and Quinn, their two children, as well as $9,036 per month in spousal support. Ashley’s basing those numbers off Tom’s reported 2017 income of $604,680.
In her declaration, Ashley shares details about the marital struggles she endured with the “True Lies” star, and constantly points to his alleged drug abuse as a reason for the split.
Ashley says her husband’s behavior in the months leading up to their separation last year had been “increasingly erratic.” She claims that after they split, Tom agreed to move out of the family home when it was listed for sale in December, but he hasn’t left yet.
Instead, Ashley moved out and rented a home during the divorce proceedings, but claims, “Toms communications with me throughout these dissolution proceedings have been hostile and accusatory.”
She says, “I had hoped that things would cool down after I moved out, but that has not been the case.” Ashley says Tom and her had agreed to try and attend co-parenting therapy sessions, but Tom was “irrational and crazy during the sessions, which proved to be worthless as Tom did the exact opposite of e everything we discussed during our sessions.”
“Since separation, Tom has continued to engage in non-child centered conduct and abuse of prescription drugs,” Ashley said.
“Tom’s fixation on ‘taking down’ Donald Trump was an ongoing issue in our marriage,” she said of Tom and his show on Viceland about finding the supposed Donald Trump tapes.
“For the past two years it has consumed his life and presented numerous safety issues for our family,” she claimed.
She also stated that Tom lied to the Secret Service about firearms being in his house when he was paid a visit by them after one of his threats to the President.
“Tom told the Secret Service he did not have any guns in our home. This is untrue,” Ashley said in the divorce papers.