One big happy family? Not so much for Hilary Rhoda. The supermodel’s mom and brother were noticeably absent from her wedding to Sean Avery on Oct. 10, as a new report claims the retired hockey star has caused a deep rift between the family. Yikes!
A woman’s wedding day marks a milestone in the lives of both the bride and her parents. But when Hilary Rhoda, 28, tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Southhampton on Oct. 10 her mom and brother were surprisingly nowhere to be found. As it turns out, the supermodel’s new husband, former NFL player Sean Avery, 35, may be to blame as a new report claims that he’s allegedly “brainwashed” her into cutting out her immediate family. Read the shocking report here!
This is so upsetting. Sean has allegedly caused a rift so deep in the Rhoda family that Hilary is now estranged from both her brother, Spencer Rhoda, and mother, Marianne Rhoda, Confidential reports. The source goes on to say that Sean has “brainwashed” the Victoria’s Secret model into cutting out her mother completely, who until recently also served as her manager. The pair even went so far as to leave out Marianne and Spencer in the New York Times story on their wedding, despite giving the groom’s parents, Marlene and Al Avery, space on the page. Harsh!
Sadly, it appears that all of the family drama has taken its toll on Hilary, who, sources claim, “didn’t dance much” and “barely spoke to anyone” throughout her wedding day. So sad! According to Confidential, the pair were originally planning a wedding in Jamaica that they hoped was going to be the “most fun and beautiful wedding ever.”
In the end, Hilary and Sean decided to tie the knot at the Parrish Art Museum in Southhampton, New York, after becoming engaged in back November 2013. Hilary looked drop-dead gorgeous dressed in a slinky Carolina Herrera gown that featured an unexpected pop of emerald along the neckline, and Chopard earrings with 14.7-carats of diamonds!
Unfortunately, the wedding came just days after Sean was arrested on drug charges. He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Southampton Village on Sept. 30 and later charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief — from an alleged incident that occurred the day before — and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Sean has “brainwashed” Hilary? Could he be the reason for her family’s riff? Sound off below!
— Alyssa Montemurro