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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ron White's Estranged Wife Says He Left Her For Broke

Margo reyMargo Rey, comedian Ron White’s estranged wife, is now struggling to pay her bills after their separation. White ended the relationship near the end of an extended stay at the opulent Montage resort in Beverly Hills while their home was undergoing renovations.

Rey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and underwent a double mastectomy. The surgery and treatments were successful, but she suffered a recurrence this year; she is now in remission. Rey discovered that White had cut her off from the couple’s funds when she tried to pay for her visit to the oncologist. After returning home, Rey then discovered that White had changed all the locks and essentially left her homeless. While White is worth nearly $14 million, Rey is struggling and desperate for money as the couple enters into divorce proceedings.

See Ron White's Estranged Wife Says He Left Her For Broke, TMZ, August 25, 2017.

See K. C. Blumm, Ron White Marries Margo Rey, People, October 8, 2013.


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What's the real reason for the separation? Maybe the wife cheated or done something horrible. But I still pity for her situation.

Posted by: Ebenezer | May 6, 2019 8:04:08 AM

She's a very successful interior designer. They met at Jeff Goldberg's house.

Posted by: Linsey | Nov 11, 2019 6:53:41 PM

No. The interior designer was Ron's previous wife, Barbara, and they met at Jeff Foxworthy's house. Margo Rey is a very successful singer, however.

Posted by: Matthew | Nov 21, 2019 4:13:10 PM

All was not well between those two. All you have to do is listen to some of his acts and he made a lot of thinly-veiled complaints about her constantly LOL

Posted by: Vaden Chandler | Jan 2, 2020 9:11:46 AM

She's a famous singer but she needs Ron's money....? Oooookay then. Did I mention she's a successful, professional, world renowned singer....but she needs his money even with him being flat broke....riiiiiiiight. I'm so sorry for her cancer diagnosis 🙏 and the way he broke up with her but that doesn't mean she deserves every penny he owns for all eternity. Lordy....something doesn't feel right here.

Posted by: Samantha | Jan 30, 2023 1:30:59 AM

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