It has been revealed that Alex Murdaugh’s wife Maggie Murdaugh was struggling in her dwindling marriage just weeks before her death.
According to reports from Daily Mail, the couple’s relationship was “rocky” in the last weeks of her life as the late mom-of-two had been hounding her husband over their financial and marital struggles.
“Alex and Maggie didn’t look at each other like they were married,” a source told the outlet. “I never saw them touch or be affectionate to each other.”
Just weeks before Maggie was found dead with their son Paul by the dog kennel near their South Carolina residence, she was reportedly having trouble getting “real answers” out of her husband about their precarious financial situation.
“He’d always tell her not to worry about it, that he’d figure it out, he’d fix it,” the source close to the family revealed.
“It was like he had just checked out of the family,” the source said. “She was stuck because she had been there so long, but she had started squirreling away money in her closet.”
The source continued: “I don’t know if that was because she was planning to leave or because she knew that she didn’t always have money to pay the bills."
According to the source, Maggie “confronted him about money more than once and his response was always the same, ‘Leave it to me. I’ll figure it out just like I did the last time.’”
“I remember one day, it must have been months before she was killed, she was crying because she had written a check at a charity luncheon, and it had bounced,” the source revealed, adding that Maggie was “mortified and upset” over the incident.
“I think when Maggie married Alex she didn’t have to think about money or where it was coming from, and once she started asking questions, she definitely picked her battles,” the source continued.
Another major bombshell that the source told the outlet relates to the dog kennel where Maggie and her son were found shot to death. She would reportedly visit the kennel at least once a week, and she even brought along their son in the hopes of keeping him on the straight and narrow.
Maggie was afraid that Paul had “inherited his father’s problem with addiction,” as Alex was apparently fighting an opioid addiction.
“Maggie was saying that with the beginning of the summer she was worried that Paul would start drinking more and partying harder,” the source said.
“She asked him to spend more time with her and to help her with the kennels. Maggie said she needed to keep an eye on Paul, so she wanted him to go with her to make sure the dogs were okay.”
The source also claimed that Alex didn’t care much for the dogs, and that he rarely visited the kennels where he found Maggie and Paul’s bodies.