Why Does Jennifer Welch from Bravo’s ‘Sweet Home’ Still Live With Her Ex-Husband?
Sweet Home star Jennifer Welch has a thriving interior design business, two great kids, and an awesome BFF, Angie “Pumps” Sullivan. She also has an ex-husband, Josh, with whom she still shares a house.
Jennifer and Josh’s marriage may have ended a few years ago, but the two are still deeply involved in each other’s lives. Find out why Jennifer still lives with her ex, and whether there’s any chance the two could get hitched again.
Jennifer and Josh’s relationship history
Jennifer and Josh met back in 2000. They had their first child, a son, in 2002, and got married in 2005. In 2006, a second son was born. But even as their family was growing, Josh was fighting a lifelong drug addiction that put his relationships and his career in jeopardy.
By 2012, Josh resigned from practicing law after he bribed a police officer. He and Jennifer divorced in 2013.
Jennifer welcomed Josh back into her life
After the divorce, Josh did two stints in rehab in California. When he returned home to Oklahoma in 2015, he was sober.
“When he came home, I could just tell he was sober. And I was like, ‘There you are!’ And what’s so interesting about it was when I divorced Josh, I was sober and consciously aware of what I was doing — he wasn’t. And so I never really had closure because I divorced this version of Josh that — nobody hates that version as much as Josh does. So when he came back from rehab and I could tell that he was sober again and I could see the light in him, I could see his soul again, I missed him. I missed that guy,” Jennifer told People earlier this year.
In addition to wanting to give her relationship with her ex another try, she also wanted him around for their kids. Eventually, he moved back into the family’s home in Oklahoma City. Now, he lives with his ex and their kids and works as a photographer.
Why she doesn’t feel pressure to remarry
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Happy Sweet Sixteen, Dylan💙 There isn’t a word in the English language that can describe a mother’s love. From walking me down the aisle with Papa to marry your father, exploring the world, the laughter, the tears, the ups, the downs – your father, brother, and I love you immeasurably! Our family isn’t perfect, but it’s perfectly ours. You are a kind, gentle, empathetic soul 💙Happy Birthday my wonderful first born son! #squad
Jennifer and Josh might be living together, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to re-tie the knot. She’s said she’s happy with where their relationship is right now and doesn’t feel any pressure to get married again.
“The biggest question is always, ‘Are you going to get remarried?’ Younger people of course ask us that, but sometimes it’s older people, too. It’s just like, ‘No! We’ve already done that.’ I see the tradition aspect of it, but I bought into the whole fairytale and it didn’t come out the way I wanted. I’m really happy now, though. I like this now,” she told AOL. “I don’t feel at 44 years old — and Josh is going to be 50 — that we have to get married.”
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