Farrah Abraham’s mother Debra Danielsen has had a rocky relationship with ex-husband Michael through the years. In an excerpt of her book Vapor exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com, Debra goes inside their marriage from hell.
“The big problem in our relationship was that Michael felt disconnected from me because I refused to take illegal drugs that he enjoyed taking,” Danielsen claimed. “I demanded fidelity in our relationship. Michael could no longer deal with either one of these positions, which I hold dear to my heart.”
Two years after they ended their 24-year marriage, she claimed Michael begged for her back. “Michael told me he was sorry for his affairs,” she wrote. “He asked for my forgiveness and begged me to reconsider, but I told him I just couldn’t do that anymore. He has been involved in countless affairs and it wasn’t going to work out.”
She accused her ex-husband of being “jealous” of her accomplishments and of often trying to "sabotage" her. When she returned from a trip to complete an Executive MBA program, he accused her of flirting with a man she met on her flight. He then told her he was leaving her. “While I had been out of the country, he had moved nearly all of his stuff out of the house,” he penned. “I was devastated.”
Debra claimed her ex-husband was also emotionally abusive, as he often criticized her for her weight and the size of her thighs. “I worked out everyday for over fifteen years,” she explained. “I watched every bite I ate and made sure nothing went into my body that wasn’t healthy. I was actually ten pounds underweight, but Michael told me he liked me that way. Whenever I would put on a pound or two, he would make a comment.”
Michael exclusively confirmed to RadarOnline.com that while he did abuse drugs in the past, it wasn’t the reason for their divorce. “Everyone has experimented with drugs,” Michael told Radar. “None of it was when I was married to Debra. Everybody has pasts, including Debra.”
While Michael admitted to cheating, he insisted he didn’t have “multiple affairs."
As for the claims about her weight, he called those accusations “false. “I’m a very intelligent man,” he said. “You never talk about a woman’s age or weight. Debra is a beautiful woman.”
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