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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Alum Marisa Zanuck Files for Divorce
The #RHOBH couple is calling it quits after 13 years of marriage.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Marisa Zanuck is calling it quits with her husband after 13 years of marriage, according to TMZ. Marisa filed for divorce from her husband, movie producer Dean Zanuck, on February 25 in Los Angeles, court records confirm, as reported by The New York Daily News. Marisa is asking for joint custody of the couple's 13-year-old son Jack and 11-year-old daughter Darryl.
Marisa made a splash during Season 3 of RHOBH when she — now perhaps ominously — told Brandi Glanville that her husband wasn't her "type." She went on to defend her comments in her Bravotv.com blog. "I really enjoy Brandi, but at that point we didn't know each other well and she still doesn't totally get me. So when I said that Dean wasn't my type she felt it was a insult to my husband," Marisa wrote. "Brandi is right, it was disrespectful. Sometimes my mouth speaks before my brain thinks but that's me. Dean actually finds this to be an endearing, amusing and bemusing quality of mine. But you would have to know us to to know this."
Brandi continued to question Marisa's love for her husband. "Brandi went on to make further assessments about my relationship with Dean which I would suggest in the future she keep to herself," Marisa wrote. "In this instance though, I gave her the ammunition to fire and she did! Lesson learned."
In fact, Marisa said that appearing on RHOBH actually helped her marriage. "My husband Dean and I have grown closer as we discussed the things I've said on the show. I regret many things that I have said without thinking, but my husband and I are deeply in love and after 16 years we know how we truly feel about each other," she wrote in her final Bravotv.com blog post in March 2013. "Dean is an incredible man and he knew that I didn't intend on hurting him. I am blessed to have him and my beautiful family and I am grateful for their love and support; it means everything to me."
Luckily, Marisa had a friend in Kyle Richards during her time on RHOBH. The two first met when Marisa began working for Hilton & Hyland, the luxury Beverly Hills real estate firm co-founded by Kyle's brother-in-law Rick Hilton and where her husband Mauricio Umansky also used to work.
It's no surprise then that we would go on to see Marisa on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, as Us Weekly points out. In one memorable episode, she even closed a deal with Josh Altman to sell the $20.1 million one-bedroom Beverly Park home that belonged to her late father-in-law Richard Zanuck, who produced such iconic films as Driving Miss Daisy and Jaws. Dean also works in Hollywood as a producer, working on such feature films as Road to Perdition and Get Low. His grandfather Darryl Zanuck was one of the co-founders of the movie studio that is now known as Twentieth Century Fox.
Marisa went on to partner with Million Dollar Listing New York's Ryan Serhant to open the Beverly Hills branch of Nest Seekers in 2013 before joining Rodeo Realty Fine Estates of Beverly Hills in August 2015 with her own agency, The Zanuck Group.
See Marisa and her family through the years in these pics, below.