Celebrity chef Cat Cora claims her life has been made a living hell by her ex-wife Jennifer Cora.
The “Iron Chef” star, 53, was married to Jennifer for just two years but they had a 17-year relationship and share four sons: Zoran, 16, Caje, 13, Thatcher, 11, and Nash, 11.
The divorce was finalized in 2016, but Cat alleges Jennifer’s “wanting to destroy my life at any cost” began in 2015 and has continued unabated, Cat recently told Page Six, calling it “a nightmare that I can’t wake up from.”
“It’s cyber-stalking, mental and emotional distress and abuse,” she said, amplifying claims from court documents.
In 2018, Mississippi-born Cat remarried, tying the knot with record exec Nicole Ehrlich, 45, who has two sons.
Ehrlich has compared Jennifer to “Ted Bundy,” claiming to Page Six that “her power and happiness comes from making Cat miserable.”
Earlier this month, the “My Kitchen Rules” star filed a petition for a domestic violence restraining order. Ehrlich has also filed her own petition for a restraining order against Jennifer.
According to Cat’s petition, the couple claim Jennifer has cornered them repeatedly at public places like the boys’ school and baseball fields, invading their personal space while making a scene.
In Cat’s restraining order petition, a scene is described from the middle of 2017 when their two youngest sons were playing baseball and Jennifer caused a scene by cornering Nicole.
“Her parents witnessed it, ALL 6 kids saw or heard her cornering Nicole….Jennifer got up in Nicole’s face, it was pretty shocking,” the document reads.
“She’s such an uncooperative co-parent,” Cat alleged. “For instance she’s taken me to court fifteen times in four years and has basically bankrupted me by having to defend myself.”
In the restraining order petition, Cat wrote that the final straw was an incident in August when she was at home with Ehrlich and their six children and a “strange man” allegedly trespassed on their property and approached a window while shouting.
“I didn’t know if we were being robbed, going to be killed, if he was trying to get into our house, I had no idea who this stranger was,” she wrote in the petition.
Ehrlich allegedly ran after him, and neighbors, hearing the commotion, surrounded him until police arrived. He was serving papers, but Cat claims he never rang the front doorbell and instead “criminally trespassed and didn’t leave when we told [him] to stand off our property until the police [came] … The police told us that we absolutely should file a restraining order against Jennifer Cora.”
“She has never cared if I needed to be with my mom, or the kids or anything,” Cat wrote in the restraining order petition. “Her whole goal in life is for me to fail, be destroyed, not have a relationship with the kids, for everyone to know I am a BAD person….. she is is desperately trying to make me seem like a bad person, bad mother, anything to hurt me.”
The court hearing regarding Cat’s petition is on Sept. 22, while Ehrlich’s court date is set for Sept. 28.
Jennifer Cora’s attorney declined to comment.