In a surprising turn of events, Stevie J., a famous music producer, and Evans, a reality TV star, have finally ended their rocky relationship and finalized their long-awaited divorce. After a very public relationship and a very public breakup, the legal processes between the former power couple are over.
Fans and followers paid close attention to the ups and downs of their relationship because it was a sign of how music and TV were coming together. As soon as the divorce papers are signed, Evans and Stevie J. will go their different ways, ending a chapter that captivated the media and their loyal fans.
Evans and Stevie J. Finalize Divorce
Nearly two years after he first filed for divorce, Faith Evans and Stevie J have finalized their settlement. The music producer, 51, and the “You Used to Love Me” singer, 50, have been “restored to the status of single persons.” According to court records that PEOPLE obtained, the former couple agreed to discuss the distribution of spousal support, attorneys’ costs, and how their property will be divided. The agreement between the two was not made public, though.
According to court papers, the Petitioner and Respondent have irreconcilable differences that have irreparably damaged their marriage. Counseling, an additional waiting period, or any other strategy will not be able to save the marriage. After three years of marriage, Stevie requested a divorce from Faith in November 2021, claiming they had already split up on October 19 of that year.
However, Faith filed a response in December 2021 and stated that they had separated on May 29, 2020—the same month she had been detained on suspicion of allegedly assaulting her husband, though the charges were eventually dropped. She also requested that “all property acquired prior to marriage, by gift, inheritance, or devise, and after the date of separation” be handed to her. She sought the court to deny Stevie spousal maintenance.
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The record producer had wanted the court to end Faith’s right to spousal support payments from him and to determine how much money his split-up wife should give him to pay for his bills. After police were called to the Los Angeles residence she lived with Stevie in May 2020, the “I’ll Be Missing You” singer was taken into custody. When police arrived, they reportedly found significant scars and scratches on Stevie’s face after the pair got into a heated disagreement that turned violent.
Later that day, Faith was freed on bond after being detained and lodged in jail for felony domestic violence. The producer had posted a mysterious message about agony on Instagram days earlier. Pain doesn’t just appear in our lives randomly, it said. It’s a signal that something needs to change in our life. The “Soon as I Get Home” singer and her husband unfollowed each other on social media the year before, leading to rumors that their marriage was in peril. Stevie sent a series of cryptic tweets at the time, igniting more rumors.
Entertainment Tonight shared a post on Twitter:
Two years after Stevie J. filed a petition for divorce from Faith Evans, the duo finalized their divorce.https://t.co/z2J8Cvk5cj
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 14, 2023
Among these were the proverbs “Drunk people always speak their truth,” “One’s insecurities can damage them,” “All that glitters ain’t gold,” and “Cherish what you love just know nothing will last forever (sic).” While Stevie has six children with five different women, Faith, who was formerly married to the late Notorious B.I.G., has four children from three previous relationships, including son Christopher with Biggie. They are childless as a couple.