Fans of “Seeking Sister Wife” have gotten to know Dimitri and Ashley Snowden over the past couple seasons of the show. As Cheat Sheet notes, the Snowdens seemed to have finally found “The One” last season, which culminated in a spiritual wedding to Vanessa Cobbs, but she subsequently left the couple and polygamy behind, leaving Dimitri and Ashley alone once more. The reality stars have been married for more than a decade and have been looking to embrace a plural family lifestyle for years, seeing it as their best bet to build a big family.
“Ashley and I have always wanted a plural family, and the day that we found Vanessa and we married her, we thought that was it,” Dimitri admitted in a Season 3 episode. He added sadly, “But that’s not what happened.” In their continued search for the perfect partner, the happy couple courted two women this season; Atlanta native Tayler, and South African single mother Christeline. Although episodes are still airing, Christeline has made damning accusations against the couple that suggest things didn’t end well between them.
Dimitri and Ashley Snowden stand accused of abuse
As TMZ reports, Dimitri and Ashley Snowden stand accused, by former prospective third Christeline Petersen, of extensive domestic abuse. According to legal documents, Petersen filed restraining orders against the Snowdens, claiming Dimitri had been physically abusive towards her, including waking her up by “slamming my head into the headboard of the bed” while “yelling” at her. Petersen subsequently filed a police report. Likewise, Ashley allegedly “shoved me to prevent me from leaving the home.” Petersen’s children are reportedly terrified of the Snowdens, with their mother claiming Dimitri “often yells and punches the walls or furniture” while Ashley frequently screamed at them.
The “Seeking Sister Wife” star pointed to the impact of “the violence in the home between her and my husband and me and her.” Petersen also claims Dimitri choked her during sex, to the extent she almost passed out, resulting in bruises, scratches and redness around her neck. Petersen claims she had no choice but to acquiesce to him. As People notes, the alleged abuse took place on “numerous” occasions over the past year, with Petersen granted a temporary restraining order against Dimitri. Petersen and her children were living with the Snowdens in January. She describes Dimitri as her “husband” in court documents.
If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.
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