‘Doubling Down With the Derricos’ stars Deon and Karen Derrico divorcing, will have joint custody of 14 kids

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Doubling Down With the Derricos stars Deon Derrico and Karen Derrico have confirmed that they are divorced but will continue to co-parent their 14 children.

“Together, we remain unified in the parenting of our 14 beautiful children — their well-being is our priority,” Deon and Karen toldUs Weekly in a statement on Saturday, June 15.

“We thank everyone for their understanding and support as we move forward for the good of our family.”

The TLC stars filed for divorce on June 4, and a judge approved their marital settlement and signed off on the split just two days later on June 6, TMZ reported.

According to court documents obtained by the website, Deon and Karen will have joint legal and physical custody of their 13 minor children: Derrick, 13; twins Dallas and Denver, 12; quintuplets Deonee, Daician, Daiten, Deniko and Dariz, 10; Diez and Dior, both 6; and triplets Dawsyn, De’Aren and Dyver, 4.

Custody will therefore be shared evenly between the two parents.

Given Deon and Karen’s oldest daughter is 18-years-old, she was left out of the court documents.

Deon, who wed Karen in 2005, has agreed to pay over $1166 a month in child support.

Karen, for her part, will not have to pay child support; however, she’ll be responsible for paying the medical insurance premiums of their children.

Karen, who is not pregnant at this time, also chose to keep her surname despite the divorce.

After the Derricos welcomed their youngest kids into the world in 2019, Doubling Down With the Derricos began airing on TLC in 2020.

Deon previously told Us, when his marriage was thriving, that he had a “fear” of being an “empty nester.”

He added, “I want to always have a child, a baby, in the house with us. That’s how I feel.”

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Karen also shared how she enjoyed being pregnant, even though multiple of her pregnancies were high risk.

“I enjoy the journey. I enjoy breast-feeding. I enjoy all of that,” Karen told the magazine years ago. “Although I am high risk and have to go on bed rest, things of that nature, I still enjoy the process.”

New episodes of Doubling Down With the Derricos currently air on Tuesday nights at 8PM ET/PT on TLC.

The show has reportedly recently featured Deon and Karen butting heads over the state of their new home and their oldest daughter’s education.

New episodes of Doubling Down With The Derricos air on TLC on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

TLC has yet to make an official announcement about the series’ future now that Deon and Karen have parted ways.
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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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