A judge in Tallahassee has finalized the divorce of Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher and Candi Fisher.
Jimbo Fisher, 50, filed for divorce July 31, and the case was made final Dec. 10. The petition mentioned that the couple had been separated since May with no chance of reconciliation.
The divorce settlement was reached relatively fast, considering that the Fishers have two young children after 22 years of marriage and his salary this year is $5 million.
And while the settlement is confidential, Leon County property records show Coach Fisher, whose Seminoles played in the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Eve, got to keep the marital home, a $1 million mansion in the city’s Gold Eagle Golf & Country Club.
Never miss a local story.
Gossip Extra was told that Candi Fisher, 46, is renting a home nearby.
The case began rushing toward resolution in October, when Coach Fisher’s camp filed his intention to depose as a witness former University of Florida star wide receiver Taylor Jacobs, a Tallahassee native who moved back after five years in the NFL.
Jacobs, who was set to be asked whether he had a relationship with Candi Fisher, was never deposed because the case started moving so fast.
Jimbo Fisher’s home phone isn’t accepting messages. Jacobs didn’t return calls.
Through a public relations company, Candi Fisher released this statement:
“After almost 22 years of marriage, we have chosen to amicably divorce. Thank you to our family and friends, and the fans who have offered kind words and support.
“Although we are in the public eye, we appreciate respect for the privacy of our children and our family, and humbly request only positive, accurate discussions surrounding our situation during this difficult time.”
Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco is the target of a permanent injunction signed in early December by Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Joseph Davis.
Now Canseco, 52, the Cuba-born former power hitter of the Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays, risks jail time if he doesn’t stay away from Kamal Hotchandani, publisher of Haute Living magazines.
According to court papers, Canseco is accused of cyberstalking the co-founder of the Biscayne Boulevard-based magazine chain in connection with a $350,000 investment that Canseco made 15 years ago.
In the fall Canseco, one of the poster boys of baseball’s steroid era, took to Twitter to try to get a hold of Hotchandani because, Canseco said, he stopped returning his calls about reimbursing the money.
One Canseco tweet: “People get killed for less than 350K, Kamal.”
Records show Canseco was just served with papers that spell out the injunction. The baller is banned from coming within 500 feet of Hotchandani or contacting him, even online.
REAL ESTATE REPORT
Rapper Lil Wayne is making the purchase of his Miami Beach house more affordable. For some people.
The singer of Lollipop and Believe Me slashed his asking price for 94 La Gorce Circle to $16 million this week. That’s $2 million less than what he wanted last week, MLS records show.
The 15,000-square-foot crib has been on the market since April, and it’s the first reduction in price.
The main house has nine bedrooms and as many bathrooms, and there’s a guest house with three more bedrooms.