Danica McKellar’s divorce has been officially finalized. Citing irreconcilable differences, 38-year-old McKellar, best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on ABC’s classic drama, filed for divorce from her husband in 2012. Both agreed to share joint custody of their two-year-old son, Draco, and to abide by the conditions of their prenuptial agreement.
The details of said prenup are sealed, and there’s no real way of knowing what’s inside since rules and regulations vary by state. In California, for example, prenuptial agreements have strict rules about designating and dividing accumulated assets, but in New York, there are a number of so-called lifestyle clauses where asset division can be based on factors such as fidelity and even hair length. Some states have attempted to standardize prenups with the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act, but others, like Missouri, South Carolina and West Virginia, have yet to adopt it. This means an attorney in Brooklyn could draft a remarkably different prenup than a Chesapeake divorce lawyer.
As for McKellar, she has remained silent on the subject of her split, saying only, “I am saddened by the end of my marriage to Mike Verta. However, we are committed to raising our son together, and we are focused on remaining the best parents we can be.”
No personal reasons have been given for the divorce, but one assumes they were large, seeing as how she and her husband enjoyed a decade-long romance that eventually saw them dancing to self-composed songs at their wedding.
So how did they wind up in front of an L.A. judge after less than three years of official marriage? We may never know.