Falynn Guobadia and her wealthy businessman husband Simon are calling it quits. The Real Housewives of Atlanta friend to the show and her now-estranged husband announced separately that they are going their separate ways. The split comes just months before the former couple were set to celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary.
The 31-year-old reality star recently shut down speculation that she and Simon were done after fans noticed the two stopped following one another on social media. Falynn’s on-screen nemesis LaToya Ali also alleged that Simon kicked Falynn out of their marital home.
During an appearance on Kandi Burruss’ YouTube show Speak On It, Falynn said the rumors were false and chalked it up to Ali’s jealousy. She shared similar sentiments with The Jasmine Brand, saying:
“That rumor came from a miserable person. Simon and I — we go through our marital issues just like everyone else. Everybody has their own sh*t. Whether we unfollow and we follow back… and we delete our stuff or whatever the case is, just let us go through our stuff. We’re just like everyone else. We’re normal people.”
But clearly, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Falynn posted a statement to her Instagram story, noting:
“After two years of marriage and 5 years of friendship, Simon and I have made the difficult decision to go our separate ways,” she began. “We are deeply thankful for the impact we have made in each other’s lives, as well as the bonds formed with each other’s children. This mutual decision was not made lightly,” she continued, “and despite our current willingness to be transparent, we only ask our friends and supporters to be respectful of our privacy as our family gets through this very difficult period.”
Simon’s statement is similar, also asking for privacy.
The two married in July 2019. They shared their lavish lifestyle on their respective social media pages, including a private jet, luxurious vacations, designer clothing, and top cars. Both have removed all photos of one another from their social media accounts. Falynn still has a few wedding photos, sans Simon.
It’s unclear what triggered the split. Falynn gushed to Burruss that despite Simon being 20 years her senior, that he was “young in spirit.” She prided herself on their blended family of eight children and shot down rumors that she was with Simon for his success. Simon did not appear on the show with Falynn.