Charissa Thompson addresses divorce on ‘Calm Down’ podcast

Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson was delivered to tears whereas discussing her latest divorce from sports activities agent Kyle Thousand after two years of marriage. 

Thompson filed for divorce April 19, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the explanation for the break up, in keeping with court documents obtained by The Blast.

“As one’s love story begins, another one ends,” Thompson said throughout a brand new episode of her “Calm Down” podcast with Erin Andrews Thursday. The two have been chatting about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s engagement earlier this month.

“Full disclosure I love you and I’m proud of you,” Andrews replied.

“I had a sh—y week,” Thompson mentioned. “The news of my pending divorce came out and it’s obviously not something that I wanted at all as somebody who grew up in a family — my parents were married since they’re 18. I trust in the institution and I’m somebody that’s been married and divorced before, so when I got married the second time I was so hopeful that it would be what you stand up there and say it will be, which is, forever, for better or for worse, and all the things.”

Charissa Thompson addressed her divorce from Kyle Thousand on her Calm Podcast
Charissa Thompson addressed her divorce from Kyle Thousand on her Calm Podcast with Erin Andrews.

It was the primary time Thompson addressed her second divorce publicly. She was beforehand married at age 25, although it’s unclear to whom. 

“As far as the actual [divorce] announcement, it was a decision that I did not reach overnight,” she mentioned. “I’ve been privately coping with this for some time and my well being stuff… rather a lot that of that stuff I do know was associated to the stress that I used to be below to come back to this choice that was not simple to make.

“It comes down to this, and this is my advice to anyone, you have to do what’s best for you. You get one life and this thing is real short. So, I knew that I had exhausted all the options to try and keep my marriage in tact and I have nothing but love and respect for my now former significant other. But it just reached a point where I knew that I was better off by myself.”

Charissa Thompson is divorcing Kyle Thousand
Kyle Thousand and Thompson married in 2020.
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Thompson went on to confess that “it is embarrassing now having been divorced twice,” at her age. She famous her upcoming fortieth birthday in May.

“I am embarrassed to admit that you know, this is now my second divorce at 40,” she mentioned, showing to tear up. “And then you definitely fear about this, ‘Oh, you can’t preserve a person. Oh, what did you do?’ There are all these like secondary, third, fourth degree questions that you just begin to consider… Then you concentrate on having children, and I don’t have a major different… There are so many various layers. But that isn’t a motive to remain in one thing that isn’t making both of you cheerful and also you in the end need to decide that’s greatest for you. Even if it feels egocentric, it’s your life… ultimately that’s the place I’m at.

Thompson married Thousand in a small ceremony Dec. 30, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz. They moved the nuptials to Scottsdale because of the earlier COVID-19 restrictions in California, the place they’re primarily based. 

Thompson mentioned she’s had “wonderful people” attain out, telling her that they’re “so sorry” about her scenario.

“I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. It’s my decision and it’s my life and it’s a decision that I am at peace with now that I really struggled to make — and you [Andrews] held my hand through the entire process as you have with so many things, for the first divorce and this one,” she mentioned about Andrews. “In the end I’m happy that both my ex and I can move on peacefully and be amicable about it, so that’s number one. And there’s no kids involved, because that’s a whole other thing.”

Thompson mentioned she is going to get into extra particulars in regards to the divorce in a later podcast episode, explaining that “there are a few legal things” she must work by way of.

“The fact that I got to go back and date again… sh-t’s about to get very interesting,” she mentioned, hinting that she’d share her relationship expertise on the “Calm Down” podcast. She added that she gained’t be taking part in on-line relationship.

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