Deon and Karen Admit Their Move 'Shined a Light on Our Differences' Before Divorce: Doubling Down with the Derricos

A few months before filing for divorce, Deon and Karen Derrico revealed they struggled to see "eye to eye" when it came to their new home

Published Time: 03.07.2024 - 04:31:18 Modified Time: 03.07.2024 - 04:31:18

A few months before filing for divorce, Deon and Karen Derrico revealed they struggled to see "eye to eye" when it came to their new home.

On the July 2 season finale of Doubling Down with the Derricos, the former couple opened up about the difficulties they faced while renovating their new house and making sure it was ready to live in.

With construction over and new carpet down, Deon and Karen went to a hardware store to look for paint samples to put their finishing touches on their children's "classroom." As they contemplated which colors would look best, the duo told cameras about how the moving process had affected their relationship.

"The last few months haven't been easy for any of us, especially for Deon and I," Karen admitted in a joint confessional. "We haven't really been on the same page throughout this entire house drama, but we're really and truly starting to communicate and see eye to eye."

"We all have to work together to make sure that this family tree stays extremely strong and weather any storm that comes its way," she continued as Deon nodded his head in agreement.

The Derrico family eventually packed their belongings into boxes and began to move their things out of their old home. After reflecting on the happy memories they made in the house, Deon and Karen's older kids picked up the last few boxes and Karen continued to explain how the move had really "shined a light on our differences, but at the end of the day, we got through it because we are a great team."

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ally revealed the new home to their children later on in the episode. After they excitedly explored every nook and cranny of the house, they all gathered around the dinner table and shared their first meal as a family.

While Karen looked around at her smiling children on screen, the couple reflected on how their relationship was able to come out on the other side despite getting "frustrated through the process."

"When you're trying to walk through that storm, just know that rainbow is there and it's on other side," Karen continued. "It's gonna be a beautiful, bright sunshine day."

Deon added, "I mean, of course, I know everyone feel like their family is the best, but we're the mother and father of 14 beautiful, loving children, and family never changes."

Though Karen and Deon were finally able to get on the same page, the episode concluded with a title card which revealed that the couple decided to go their separate ways a few months after the move.

On June 4, the reality stars filed for divorce and it became official two days later on June 6 when a judge signed off on the split, according toTMZ. The outlet reported that the former couple were splitting legal and physical custody of their 13 minor children.

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Doubling Down with the Derricos can be streamed on discovery+.

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