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Michelle Kwan Sells $4 Million Home After Devastating Divorce

Michelle Kwan Sells House After Shock Divorce
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Sep. 3 2018, Updated 9:56 p.m. ET

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Olympic ice skater Michelle Kwan has sold the love nest she'd shared with husband Clay Pell after their marriage came to an icy end.

According to the Providence Journal, Kwan, 38, has unloaded the ritzy Newport, Rhode Island property for almost $4 million dollars.

Sadly, the sale, for $3.99 million, came 17 months after her politician husband Clay Pell blindsided her by filing for divorce!

The estranged couple had bought the four-bedroom, 100-year-old villa style house in 2014 for $1.5 million.

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They completely renovated the estate.

But in March 2017, Kwan reportedly was taken off guard when Pell slapped her with divorce papers. She saw a strange tweet that Pell, 36, whom she had married in 2013, had filed for divorce in the state of California.

Then a New York Daily News article confirmed the news for the clueless Kwan!

Pell had served as a White House National Security staffer under former President Barack Obama. In 2014, he ran for Governor of Rhode Island but lost.

According to court documents obtained by the Providence Journal, Kwan said the pair had tried to reconcile their differences before Pell filed for divorce "without warning."

The former ice skater who won Olympic medals took sole ownership of their Rhode Island house in July 2017 after they both cited "irreconcilable differences" for their breakup.

Now she's sold the estate intended to be her love nest with Pell.

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The property, located close to Newport's scenic Ocean Drive, sits on nearly two acres of manicured gardens and ponds. It features a swimming pool, a fire pit, a grand staircase, and a custom chef's kitchen.

Kwan had shared her husband's interest in politics as she worked as a Hillary Clinton outreach coordinator during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

But when he filed for divorce in March of last year, Pell told PEOPLE in a statement, "It is with deep regret that I share that Michelle and my marriage is coming to an end. This is a sad and difficult turn of events for our family. I love Michelle, and wish her the very best as her life takes her in a new direction."

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