Bam Margera’s spouse recordsdata for authorized separation. Why now?

Brandon “Bam” Margera’s spouse, Nicole Margera, has filed for authorized separation earlier this week, reportedly after an incident involving his current visitation with their 5-year-old son.

The doc, filed on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles Superior Court and reviewed by The Times, provides the date of their separation as Sept. 14, 2021. The two bought married in 2013. Nicole is asking for bodily and authorized custody of son Phoenix whereas stating that Bam can have parental visitation so long as he and the 5-year-old keep in L.A. County.

Though it’s not a divorce submitting, the separation request asks to chop off any spousal assist for Bam whereas it additionally requests the 43-year-old TV persona pay Nicole’s authorized charges.

The submitting lastly got here, TMZ reported completely, after Nicole witnessed Bam spending time with their son when she believed he was beneath the affect. She stated her estranged husband, who stated he was sober, was behaving inappropriately, the outlet reported.

Bam Margera, the previous professional skateboarder who gained wider fame doing outrageous stunts with Steve-O on MTV’s “Jackass” and its subsequent film incarnations, has been fighting substance abuse issues for years, first attempting however not succeeding in rehab in 2009 and once more in 2015.

He left a full-year rehab program in Florida final May and deliberate on following that with two months of outpatient lessons. However, he checked into a special rehab facility a few month later. Since then, he has escaped and re-entered court-ordered rehab quite a few occasions.

In January, after a bout with COVID-19 and pneumonia that had him hospitalized and on a ventilator and “basically … pronounced dead” on Dec. 8, he joined former co-star Steve-O — actual title Stephen Glover — on his comedy tour.

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But two weeks in the past, Steve-O wrote (after which deleted) a remark begging Margera to sober up for the sake of his son.

“Bam, last night you had your five year old son with you on stage at my show, and you were blessed with the chance to spend another day or two with him — then as soon as you left my show, you stayed up all night getting loaded…,” Steve-O wrote, as captured by Page Six.

“You say you want to have a relationship with your son,” he added, “but your actions guarantee the exact opposite will happen. I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what’s possible for you if you choose recovery.”

Steve-O’s comedy tour has since moved on to Australia and New Zealand, however not earlier than he completed that remark by saying, “I wish you could know how much I’ve hated feeling braced for news of your death, but you’re making it clear that I have no other choice. You’re dying, brother, and it sucks that I can’t do anything to save you.”