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Former ‘RHONY’ Star Jules Wainstein Arrested For Allegedly Punching Estranged Ex

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo; PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Feb. 24 2020, Published 8:09 p.m. ET

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Former Real Housewives of New York City star Jules Wainstein was arrested over the weekend in Florida for allegedly attacking her estranged husband, Michael Wainstein.

According to documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Jules, 39, was charged with battery and booked into Palm Beach County’s main detention center around 3:50 p.m. on Sunday.

Reports indicate the fight occurred during the couple’s custody exchange of their two children: son, Jagger, 11, and daughter, Rio, 9.

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During the incident, witnesses claimed Jules, for some yet unknown reason, allegedly kicked Michael’s car window, bashed in the back of the car vehicle with a baseball bat, and allegedly punched Michael in the face.

The kids were reportedly in the car throughout the alleged attack.

“This is a serious situation reflecting Ms. Wainstein’s increasingly reckless behavior that unfortunately took place in front of the kids,” Michael’s attorney, Morghan Richardson, told Page Six. “The children were released to Michael’s custody yesterday and he is most concerned about protecting them.”

Richardson said Michael obtained a protective order against Jules, and he is “exploring all of his legal options at this time.”

As RadarOnline.com readers know, Jules starred on Season 8 of Bravo’s RHONY, which aired in 2016. That same year, she and Michael called it quits.

Click through this RadarOnline.com gallery to discover more about the bickering exes' growing feud — and what’s next for the couple.

Affair To Remember

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Jules decided to end their marriage after learning Michael was allegedly having an affair.

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Nasty Turn

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

It didn’t take long for the couple's divorce to turn nasty, with Michael essentially blocking Jules out of his life completely.

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Cut Off

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

“Jules is going through a living hell,” an insider said at the time. “Michael cut her off so she has no way of paying for the kids.”

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Contested Divorce

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo
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Michael Wainstein

In the official divorce decree, Michael listed the divorce as contested, meaning the former couple was at war and needed a judge to decide on the terms of their split.

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Police Call

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

Just one day after their divorce announcement, Jules called the police on Michael following an altercation.

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War of Words

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

The pair have also reportedly been arguing over child support, with Jules accusing Michael of failing to pay her in the past.

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Mad Money

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

Michael subsequently accused Jules of blowing through her support payments.

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No Comment

Former RHONY star Jules Wainstein is arrested for battery in Florida amid ongoing divorce battle
Source: Bravo

Jules has yet to publicly comment on her recent arrest. Her arraignment is set for March 16.

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