RHOMiami Alum Joanna Krupa Splits from Husband After Nearly 4 Years of Marriage
Joanna Krupa and her husband of nearly four years, Romain Zago, have split.
A source close to Krupa confirms to PEOPLE that the former Real Housewives of Miami star and Zago have separated. According to the source, Krupa is not dating and the break up was amicable.
Not long before reports began to surface that Krupa and Zago were splitting, the former RHOM alum issued an encouraging note to her followers on social media to “never be afraid of failure.”
Krupa, 38, took to Instagram this weekend and shared a portrait of herself in a cozy red sweater with the caption: “A positive attitude is the key to happiness. Always set your goals high and never be afraid of failure…. if u don’t try you will never know. Surround yourself with happy, warm humble and genuine people.”
Early this week, several outlets reported that the model and husband Romain Zago — whose rocky road to engagement was chronicled on the now-canceled Bravo reality series — were calling quits it on their relationship, and Krupa has not shared any photos with her longtime love since November 2016. (A representative for Krupa did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.)
Krupa wed Zago in June 2013 in front of 150 guests, including former RHOMiami castmates Adriana DeMoura and Alexia Echevarria. The ceremony took place poolside at the Park Hyatt Aviara resort in San Diego.
According to an eyewitness, “The ceremony featured many candles and was very romantic. Joanna wore a strapless dress and looked gorgeous. She got emotional during their vows: “After they were pronounced husband and wife, they couldn’t stop kissing. They both looked extremely happy. It was a very special ceremony.”
Months after tying the knot, the reality star opened up to PEOPLE about life as a newlywed. “The honeymoon stage officially ended a week ago. Right after the wedding, everything was so calm. We were relaxed, didn’t bicker. Now it’s back to normal,” she said.
Although Krupa wasn’t yet ready to have children with the Miami nightclub owner in September 2013 — “I would love to have twins, a boy and a girl. Wham, bam and be done. But not quite yet. I’m still selfish. As a mom you have to give your love and attention to your child, and I’m not ready to unleash the selfless part of me,” she said — just over a year later she chose to freeze her eggs, and opened up to PEOPLE about her decision to do so.
“I don’t want to regret [not doing it] two, three years down the line, when I’m trying to have kids, in case for some reason I’m infertile,” she said. “I would never forgive myself.”
Krupa said the process of freezing her eggs — which includes blood work, hormone injections and ultrasounds leading up to a retrieval procedure — was done with the full blessing of Zago.
“He was all for it,” she said of Zago. “We’re not ready to have kids at this moment, and I think it’s just safe to have a little security blanket.”