'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss Files for Divorce

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By TheBlast Staff on July 10, 2019 at 11:05 AM EDT

Mike Fleiss is going to be handing out his own roses soon because "The Bachelor" creator has filed for divorce.

Fleiss filed divorce documents on Tuesday to end his marriage to former Miss America Laura Kaeppeler. The couple was married in 2014 and have a 4-year-old son together.

In his divorce filing, Fleiss said the couple has a prenup in place which will dictate both spousal and child support.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Fleiss is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their son. He cites irreconcilable differences for the split.

This will be the second divorce for Fleiss, who split from Alexandra Vorbeck in 2012.

When the couple married in 2014, they tied the knot at his home in Malibu in a ceremony officiated by "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison.

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According to PEOPLE, the show's go-to jeweler, Neil Lane, designed their engagement ring and wedding bands.

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Fleiss found himself in a feud earlier this year with fellow ABC personalities Ellen Pompeo and Kelly Ripa.

The feud began during an episode of "Live with Kelly and Ryan," when Ripa said of the "The Bachelor," "Guys, you know how I feel about this show. It disgusts me.”

She added, "And I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella, in my opinion ... You know how I feel, ladies: We are too special to be arguing over a guy."

Host Chris Harrison responded to the criticism, saying on Twitter, "Look out #BachelorNation ⁦@KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your “disgusting” Monday night habit."

And then Fleiss took it a step further when he tweeted, "Easy, @KellyRipa ... #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!"

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Well, that comment (understandably) hit a nerve with Pompeo, who responded, "Okay @fleissmeister... that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary."

She added, "Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success. Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage.... #bachelorsoooowhite."

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