State Treasurer Bill Lockyer is divorcing wife Nadia Lockyer, the former Alameda County District 2 supervisor who after months of a .
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bill Lockyer, 71, filed for divorce on Friday citing irreconcilable differences with Nadia Lockyer, 41, his wife of nine years. The state treasurer also wants custody of the couple’s 8-year-old son, the newspaper reports.
The action comes three months after Nadia Lockyer resigned from public office to focus on recovery from a drug addiction and taking care of their son.
She told the Chronicle that she and Bill Lockyer had agreed to divorce earlier but that an argument last week caused him to act faster than planned.
"My husband and I have differed on how to protect the family," Nadia Lockyer told the Chronicle. "I feel he has abandoned me and my child and it's created an unsafe circumstance."
Nadia Lockyer also told the media outlet that she crashed her car last Friday outside of their Hayward home because she thought someone was following her. She ran into a pole while trying to call Bill Lockyer to tell him she was being followed, she told a Chronicle reporter.
The shamed former supervisor’s drama began to unfold in February when she was allegedly assaulted by a former lover at a Newark motel. Less than two weeks later, she announced that she had checked herself into rehab for "chemical dependency and chronic pain" stemming from a past car accident as well as for the injuries she said she suffered in the attack. Her alleged assailant was never charged for the assault.
In May, video clips of Nadia Lockyer masturbating surfaced online but were taken down shortly after.
On Monday, Nadia Lockyer told the Chronicle that she is still receiving treatment for her addiction and that she’s been sober for 200 days.
“Being sober really opens your eyes,” she said.