Christina Ricci just filed to put an end to her near 7 year marriage to film producer James Heerdegen today following a domestic violence call to their home last week. It was reported by law enforcement that on June 25th around 9am, police were called to her home following an argument with her husband that had turned violent. When LAPD arrived, she had stated that he had just spit on her and now she feared for her safety. She was also granted an emergency protective order as she was in “fear of her husband.”
As it stands, Heerdegen had to immediately move out of their family home and could not come within 100 yards of Ricci. That expired today and if she would like it continued, she would have to file a domestic violence restraining order in the Los Angeles County Courts which it isn’t clear if she has done so or not. She did however file for divorce today and has requested sole legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old son.
If you’re looking for what went wrong between these two, their last known public appearance together was an Oscars event in February. And even though they’ve been together since 2011, it doesn’t appear that he’s ever posted her on his Instagram. Ricci did post her son’s homemade father’s day cards for Heerdegen captioned with “We love you, Daddy! @jamesheerdegen.” But who could have foreseen such a thing?
In 2017 Ricci did an interview with Net-A-Porter’s weekly digital magazine, The EDIT where she opened up about her relationship and how it forced her to grow up.
“Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things, and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light,” she shared with the publication. “I’m a completely different person than I was before I had my child.”
Christina continued, “Because I was so celebrated for being a child, I think I held onto that immaturity for a very long time. It was the thing that made me special. Then at a certain point, like 35, it’s not so special to be immature.”
Being immature might be something to contribute to relationship stress, but it still doesn’t warrant being abusive and certainly not being spit on. She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for divorce and we’re hoping she’ll be able to get through the process as peacefully as possible.