LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Ryan Culberson had a first wife before Briana Wolfsmith, RHOC viewers found out this week. But who was Ryan Culberson’s first wife, and why did they get divorce? LALATE can exclusively report that Ryan of Orange County Housewives was formally divorced only fourteen months from first wife Melia when he married Briana Wolfsmith. And as Vicki Gunvalson said last season, Culberson married Briana initially without her knowledge.
Briana Wolfsmith introduction of Ryan Culberson to Vicki Gunvalson last season prompted on screen tensions. But LALATE can report that there was far more background. Ryan Steve Culberson and first wife Melia D Culberson were officially divorced on September 9, 2010. By November 3, 2011, Ryan was marrying Briana Wolfsmith.
Court records obtained exclusively by LALATE from the Superior Court of California’s Family Law division for Orange County indicate that Ryan and Melia’s divorce “was filed on 11/24/2009…A judgment for this case was entered on 09/09/2010 The divorce has been granted.” There were no hearing dockets or attorneys of record on the matter.
On November 3, 2011, Wolfsmith and Culberson obtained a marriage license in Nevada. In a scene filmed by Bravo after that November 3 date and aired last season on RHOC, Vicki met Ryan and Briana for dinner. But Vicki strangely said of Ryan and ”I have only met him a couple times in the last few years.”
She later added “I don’t like bombs.” Briana finally revealed “He drops bombs for a living…since he has been back.. we have been spontaneous, we know what we want. A couple days, Ryan and I drove to Las Vegas and decide to get a marriage license.” So does Melia watch RHOC, and what did she think of Ryan’s RHOC season finale airing this week? That remains to be seen.
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