The Real Housewives of Orange County newbies Josh Hamilton and his wife Katie didn't even make it to air before falling victim to the Bravo curse! Josh filed for divorce two months ago following a cocaine relapse, not long after the couple started filming their debut season. The disintegration of their marriage will likely play out for the cameras when RHOC premieres later this year, but RadarOnline.com has learned that they've had serious issues for much longer: Nearly ten years ago, Katie filed for a restraining order after her drug-crazed baseball player husband allegedly chased her around with a hammer while she was pregnant!
The shocking details of her drug nightmare are laid bare in court documents related to a restraining order she obtained in 2005, obtained by Radar.
In her application for a domestic violence protective order, filed on October 17, 2005, Katie claims her husband has become a serious danger to her and her newborn daughter.
"He has put us in danger – having drugs in our home," she wrote on the forms. "Broken in home – damaged door … broken glass."
Josh even used a "hammer trying to gain access into vehicle for money," she wrote.
The documents further accused him of "chasing Katie with a hammer when she was pregnant" and "spending a great deal of money on drugs."
"Defendant has been erratic in his behavior," the documents state. "He has scared plaintiff and has broken into the house."
Katie asked for possession of their 2005 black Toyota Sequioa, temporary custody of their daughter Sierra, who was two months old at the time, child support, temporary alimony, and that Josh be prohibited from possessing or purchasing a firearm.
A judge found that Josh had "committed acts of domestic violence" against Katie, and that there was "a danger of acts of domestic violence" against her." As such, Josh was ordered to stay more than 100 yards away from Katie, who was also awarded temporary custody of Sierra.
The order was set to stand for a year, but Katie filed an order dismissing the domestic violence protective order on January 19, 2006, noting that Josh "has been clean and sober for three months and has moved to Florida."
The couple eventually got back together, but Josh's public battle to stay sober continues to this day.
He admitted his cocaine and alcohol relapse to MLB officials in February, according to reports.