Joey Fatone Admits Coparenting Daughters With Ex-Wife Kelly Baldwin Is ‘Not Bad’


Joey Fatone and his ex-wife, Kelly Baldwin, are making their coparenting relationship work for daughters Briahna, 18, and Kloey, 9.

“It’s one of those things where you take one step at a time,” the former ‘NSync member, 42, recently told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting Heluva Good! Dairy Dip, noting that he and his high school sweetheart go “back and forth.” He explained, “Sometimes we’ll try to do things together, sometimes we won’t, depending on where we are, what we’re doing. A lot of times we’ll switch on and off and it actually is not bad. … It could get ugly, [but] that’s not what we did.”

The singer added, “We’re like, ‘Listen, you take this time, I’ll take this time.’ Sometimes we’ll meet in the middle if it works. …  It’s just like, ‘Hey, we’ve known each other for so long. We’ve got to definitely make it exist together.’ We’ve never been really, like, crazy or anything.”

Joey Fatone and Kelly Fatone Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Co Parenting
Joey Fatone and Kelly Fatone attend the Grand Opening of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on November 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shutterstock

The former couple, who tied the knot in September 2004 after dating on and off for 10 years, even spent Halloween together, Fatone revealed. “We all went trick-or-treating,” he told Us. “It [was] a lot of fun.”

The Dancing With the Stars alum filed for divorce from Baldwin in May. He told Us exclusively the following month: “I was, at one point, married, and now I am separated, going through a divorce.”

The Heluva Good! creator has been dating his current girlfriend, Izabel Araujo, for “five years now,” he told Us last month. “[We’re] doing very well.”

Joey Fatone With Family Co-Parenting
Joey Fatone, Izabel Araujo and family attend the premiere of ‘Dumbo’ at El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rob Latour/Shutterstock

That being said, the New York native admitted at the time that he and the Brazil native experience ups and downs like any couple. “We’re at that stage where all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Hey, where do you want to eat?’ ‘I don’t know, where do you want to eat?’ ‘I don’t know, where do you want to eat?’ ‘I don’t know!’” the former Family Feud announcer joked.

With reporting by Travis Cronin

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