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Former NBA Star Josh Smith Filed For Divorce And Then Changed His Mind

Ryan Naumann

Ex-NBA star Josh Smith filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 10 years, only for them to quickly dismiss the case right when things started heating up.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the former ‘Atlanta Hawks’ player filed for divorce from his wife, Alexandria Smith, in April. In his petition, he noted they were married on July 31, 2010, but were separated. He checked the box saying the marriage was “irretrievably broken” with “no prospects for reconciliation.”

The two share four minor kids with the youngest born in 2018. He sought joint legal and physical custody. He believed both parents should pay support.

Josh said they signed a prenuptial agreement a month before their wedding and asked for it to be enforced.

Alexandria quickly responded agreeing to the divorce but sought primary physical custody of their kids. She revealed they were all still living in the same Atlanta home with the kids at the time. She originally sought a lump sum alimony payment along with temporary and permanent support. She also asked that she get to use their home exclusively and her estranged husband Josh be forced to move out.

The split seemed to be moving forward but weeks later the two jointly dismissed the entire divorce. Neither explained their reasoning for deciding to not move forward with the split.

Days after the divorce was dismissed, Josh posted a tribute to his wife on Mother’s Day.

Josh made a total of $113,000,000 during his time playing with the NBA. He played the majority of his career with the Atlanta Hawks (2004-2013) and would go on to play seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and his final season was with the New Orleans Pelicans.