The Family Chantel stars Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno’s marriage officially ended in 2022 after Pedro filed for divorce from his wife of over five years, but Chantel’s family could have contributed to their split. Though Chantel later accused Pedro of being unfaithful, the couple had issues since the start of their relationship thanks to her family. This has led to the question of whether family tension contributed to Pedro leaving Chantel.
After being named a 90 Day Fiancé golden couple, Pedro and The Family Chantel’s Chantel Everett starred on their own spin-off. The show focused on the marriage between the couple, while it also featured numerous plot lines about the Jimeno family in the Dominican Republic and the Everett family in Atlanta. Chantel showed growth and stood by her husband during The Family Chantel season 3, when he dealt with difficult family truths. However, their marriage rapidly fell apart when The Family Chantel season 4 aired. A cold, distant, and verbally cruel Pedro pulled away from Chantel, and filed for divorce from her on May 27, 2022. Chantel then alleged infidelity and abuse before staying silent on their marital issues.
The Family Chantel’s Everett Family Created Early Tension
While Pedro is responsible for his actions on The Family Chantel, the Everett family did not make his marriage to Chantel easy. When Chantel fell for Pedro, her parents Thomas and Karen Everett were notoriously against him. They accused Pedro of “harvesting the American dollar” and being a user. This created tension and division that caused Pedro to never feel like he truly belonged in the family, even after they patched things up. He later pulled away from Chantel once he discovered a Spanish-speaking community at work where he felt accepted. This contributed to distance in his marriage, while rumors started that he might have cheated with a coworker. The Everett family making Pedro feel unwelcome could’ve therefore pushed him away.
Did Karen Everett Mistreat Pedro Jimeno?
Things cooled off between Pedro and Thomas, while The Family Chantel star Pedro genuinely became friends with Chantel’s brother Riverknight Everett. However, Karen took things to an extreme level when it came to not trusting her son-in-law. In one infamous scene, Karen confronted Pedro with a taser when she suspected him of infidelity. Karen’s extreme behavior eventually classified her as a humorous character on the show, though Pedro likely grew tired of the way he was treated by his mother-in-law over the years. Reddit user u/bakalaka25 jokingly shared a poll asking if they would rather play video games or watch TLC, though they included a third option that read, “Karen ruined her daughter’s marriage and I wanna see the results.” The third option received 42 percent of votes, as many fans clearly agreed Karen caused issues.
What Ultimately Caused The Family Chantel’s Pedro To Leave Chantel?
Since Chantel filed to keep her divorce private, The Family Chantel viewers have expressed a great interest in learning more about what contributed to the end of the marriage. Reddit user u/Acceptable-Cobbler53 shared a poll at the time of Chantel and Pedro’s divorce to ask fans if Pedro, Chantel, both, or their families broke their marriage. Though 68 percent of votes blamed Pedro, 21 percent voted for all of the above. Ultimately, there were likely many culprits at play when it came to the end of Chantel and Pedro’s marriage. While Pedro chose to leave the marriage and break his vows, The Family Chantel fans appear to acknowledge that the Everett family did not make things easier for Pedro and Chantel.
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Source: u/bakalaka25/Reddit, u/Acceptable-Cobbler53/Reddit