Celebrity chef Cat Cora says her ex-wife, Jennifer Cora, is making her life a living hell, describing the situation as "a nightmare" she "can't wake up from," according to Page Six.
The 53-year-old mother of four explained that her decision to file a restraining order against Jennifer came after a "strange man" trespassed on her property last month to serve court papers and began shouting at the window while she was home with her new wife, Nicole Ehrlich, and their kids. "I didn't know if we were being robbed, going to be killed, if he was trying to get into our house, I had no idea who this stranger was," Cat explained, adding that he "criminally trespassed and didn't leave when we told him to stand off our property until the police" showed up.
When authorities arrived, they told the couple that they "absolutely should file a restraining order against Jennifer Cora."
The former couple had been together for 17 years and share four sons — Zoran, 16, Caje, 13, Thatcher, 11, and Nash, 11. After two years of marriage, the duo finalized their divorce in 2016, and Cat married the music industry executive two years later.
Beginning in 2015, Cat claims that Jennifer has been out to destroy her "life at any cost," with patterns of "cyber-stalking, mental and emotional distress, and abuse." Cat and her 45-year-old wife requested a domestic violence restraining order against Jennifer in September after Ehrlich compared her to "Ted Bundy," claiming: "Jennifer's power and happiness comes from making Cat miserable."
In the legal documents, the Iron Chef star and the Ehrlich stated that Jennifer had been confrontational with them on multiple occasions, including at sports facilities and at the school that their sons attend. Cat noted in the petition one "pretty shocking" occurrence with Jennifer that concerned the mother of two: "ALL 6 kids saw or heard Jennifer cornering Nicole….Jennifer got up in Nicole’s face."
Cat described Jennifer as an "uncooperative co-parent," who is using the legal system to attack and destroy her. "For instance she's taken me to court 15 times in four years and has basically bankrupted me by having to defend myself," Cat explained.
The My Kitchen Rules star alleged in her petition that Jennifer's "whole goal in life is for me to fail, be destroyed, not have a relationship with the kids, for everyone to know I am a BAD person….. she is is desperately trying to make me seem like a bad person, bad mother, anything to hurt me."
Cat's petition will be heard in court on September 22, and Ehrlich's is set for September 28.