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‘Selling Sunset’ Alum Christine Quinn Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Husband Christian Richard

Christine Quinn Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Husband Christian Richard
Christine Quinn and Christian Richard. Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/MEGA

Christine Quinn was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, Christian Richard, after he was arrested twice in March.

Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesday, April 3, that a Los Angeles judge signed off on Quinn’s restraining order, which was filed in March. The order requires Richard to leave their shared Los Angeles home and stay at least 100 yards away from her.

The temporary restraining order also states that Richard is not allowed to interact with the couple’s 2-year-old son, Christian, and their two dogs, Bubby and Teddy. Richard is permitted to have some contact with Quinn in order to converse about child visitation. A restraining order hearing has been scheduled for April 17.

Quinn’s restraining order comes two weeks after Richard was arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident with Quinn. Us confirmed on March 20 that Richard has been taken into custody and charged for assault with a deadly weapon. At the time, TMZ reported that he allegedly hit the pair’s son with a bag of glass after attempting to throw it at Quinn.

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A temporary restraining order was automatically put in place following the incident. However, Richard was arrested again less than 24 hours later for violating the order by returning to his and Quinn’s home.

In the aftermath of the domestic violence incident, a source exclusively told Us that Quinn “is planning on leaving Christian,” adding, “She’s planning on filing for divorce.” (She and Richard tied the knot in December 2019 and welcomed their son in May 2021.)

Richard responded to the drama by filing his own restraining order against Quinn on March 26. According to documents obtained by Us, Richard claimed he confronted the Selling Sunset alum after their dogs urinated on his belongings. Though he found Quinn cleaning up the mess, Richard claimed he threw a trash bag at the wall and not at his wife. Contrary to Quinn’s claims, Richard stated that the bag was full of rags and paper towels, not glass.

Christine Quinn Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Husband Christian Richard
Christine Quinn and Christian Richard. MEGA

Richards’ docs state that he attempted to remove their son from the scene, but Quinn got to the toddler first and moved them to a separate room where she called the police.

In court docs of her own, Quinn accused Richard of throwing “dog feces” at her during another argument days before his arrest, during which he also urinated on the floor and threw floral arrangements on the ground. She proceeded to lock him out of the house and spent the night with her son in their master bedroom.

Among Quinn’s other claims against her estranged husband, she accused Richard of faking a suicide attempt in September 2023 to “see if I cared about him.” She wrote in her March restraining order filing: “[Christian] became angry at me, questioning why I needed to work, asserting that he was providing for everything. That night, in our hotel room, I watched [Christian] pour handfuls of pills [and] appear to shove them into his mouth, with pills flying out of his hands and spilling on the floor, and then tell me he was dying.”

She continued: “After what felt like an hour of [Christian] apparently falling in and out of consciousness and me being terrified, he suddenly appeared sober again and said, ‘You passed the test, you really do love me.’”

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Another source exclusively told Us last month that Quinn “felt controlled by Christian their whole relationship” and that “she has felt unsafe for a while.” The insider added: “It has been toxic for several months and Christine has been in distress. … It is going to be a long messy road ahead of them, as they both have restraining orders and are not in agreement on plans with their son.”

Attorney and legal expert Neama Rahmani shared with Us that Richard will likely “be charged with a felony” even if Quinn chooses not to press charges. As for the consequences Richard could face, Rahmani, who does not represent either party, stated: “It’s going to depend on what his lawyers are able to negotiate based on the facts of the case as well as the criminal history, and frankly, what the deputy district attorney who’s assigned to the case — the prosecutor — decides to offer.”

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

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