This just keeps getting uglier. Amidst child pornography charges, Jared Fogel’s wife, Katie McLaughlin, is planning to file for divorce from the former Subway spokesperson.
The life of Jared Fogle, 37, continues to completely unravel. After Subway cut all ties from its former success story, Jared has now been charged with soliciting sex from a repulsing 14 boys and girls, all of whom were underage. Amidst the horror, Jared’s wife, Katie McLaughlin, 38, is not sticking around. After five years of marriage, Katie released a statement on Aug. 19 in which she said that she plans to file for divorce from her disgraced husband.
“Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” read the statement. “I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
Jared and Katie got married back in August, 2010. The couple has two children together, whom Katie has managed to keep almost completely out of the public eye.
Following the disturbing allegations and subsequent investigations into Jared’s alleged acts with minors, a plea agreement was reached on Aug. 18, according to court documents. Jared will plead guilty to two federal counts which include “distributing and receiving visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and conspiring with others to do so” in addition to crossing state lines in order to “engage in unlawful commercial sexual acts with minors.”
We can only imagine what Katie and her children are going through during this horrendously difficult period, and we are wishing she and her family nothing but the best as they move forward.
Is Katie right to get a divorce from Jared?
— Casey Mink