Karen Derrico Finally Opens Up About Divorce From Deon

Karen Derrico - YouTube/TLC Australia

Karen Derrico took a moment to “address the elephant in the room” on Instagram last week. Many people assumed she would be talking about her divorce from Deon and were interested to hear her side of the story. Keep reading to find out what the TLC star had to say.

Karen Released A Video Update About The Family

The Doubling Down With The Derricos star got on Instagram saying that she’d like to “address the elephant in the room.” Most people thought she was referring to her divorce from Deon Derrico, which came as a shock to many of their fans.

Karen and Deon filed for divorce on June 4, 2024, and it was finalized within a couple of days. The couple has been together for 19 years, share 14 children together, and have documented a good chunk of their lives on the TLC show. So, it’s only natural that fans are concerned about them and want to know why they’re splitting up.

When Karen Derrico got on Instagram, fans were expecting to have more of an update than what they received. In the video on June 20, Karen started by detailing how she and the kids were doing. She also said that she was focused on planning activities for the kids for the summer to keep them “busy and occupied.”

Doubling Down With The Derricos Karen and Deon - TLC YouTube

The TLC star also took a moment to thank all of the fans for their love and support through such a difficult time. “I’m doing OK, the children are doing as good as they can be right now,” she said in the clip. “Just remember to keep our family, please, in your prayers.”

She added, “Please keep GG in your prayers,” mentioning that Deon Derrico’s mother has good and bad days as she battles cancer.

Among other things that she talked about in the update, Karen Derrico shared that her daughter Darian recently graduated high school. The triplets Dawsyn, De’Aren, and Dyver are also on their way to starting kindergarten in the fall. She is planning on homeschooling her three little ones when they start school.

Fans Ask Karen Derrico About ‘The Elephant In The Room’

Additionally, Karen said that she is “looking to do a lot of self-care.” The Doubling Down With The Derricos star said that she is considering going on vacation somewhere to focus on herself.

“There’s a lot of speaking engagements coming my way that I have to go through and choose where I’m gonna go, but I’m thankful and grateful for that, to tell my story and my journey,” she continued. “So I am definitely looking into just taking care of Karen for a while. We all need to look into that, right? So that’s what I’m focused on.”

People in the comments let Karen Derrico know that she certainly didn’t address the thing that they were all wondering about. “Lol — you definitely did not discuss the ‘elephant in the room,'” one person commented. Another person wrote, “Did anyone else notice that she mentioned herself, GG, and the children, but no mention of her husband?”

Taking a moment to respond to the comments, Karen wrote, “The elephant in the room is my health! I am doing fine!” 

For now, neither of the Derricos have spoken out about their divorce. So, fans will just have to wait and see.

The next new episode of Doubling Down With The Derricos airs on July 2 at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.

Amanda Blankenship

One Comment

  1. If this is true about the family I’m done with the show . Because I’m invested in the whole family you know I thought it was outrageous that Black people don’t ski you don’t know Black people that Camp is awesome. That was not Camp. There’s so many things that you can do with your family and don’t put in your head white people are the only ones to do that. You’re limiting your own mind and body and your children, doing great as family fix yourself

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