The Real Reason Rob Riggle's Wife Filed For Divorce

It's not uncommon for celebrity marriages to fall apart and not withstand the test of time. From Robin Wright and Sean Penn to Tea Leoni and David Duchovny; all of them divorced after being married for well over a decade, according to Vogue. So being in long marriages does not necessarily mean that it is going to last — just ask comedian Rob Riggle.

Riggle, the actor who appeared in films like "The Hangover" and "Step Brothers," met his wife Tiffany in 1997 and they were married for 21 years before the latter filed for divorce in October 2020. Riggle, a former marine, met Tiffany by chance during an evening out with friends. He told the Kansas City Star in 2013 about the encounter, "I was so impressed, then I got nervous and squirrely. But I got her laughing, and that's all that mattered." 

It seems as though laughter couldn't keep the couple together beyond two decades, however, as Tiffany decided to file for divorce.

Tiffany and Rob Riggle couldn't make it work

According to TMZ, Tiffany Riggle cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason she filed for divorce from Rob Riggle. The couple was married on April 19, 1999 and separated on May 2, 2020. Tiffany also requested joint custody of their two teenagers — daughter Abigail and son George — and asked for spousal support.

Rob should have no problem with Tiffany's requests as he has been working steadily in television, appearing in series such as "Modern Family" and "Hoops," per IMDb. Tiffany works as an interior designer, owns Tickled Crow Consulting & Design, and appeared on the reality series "Working the Room." When it comes to their assets, TMZ reported that Tiffany "listed 2 houses, several bank accounts and interest in vodka and whiskey companies to be considered community property" for the judge's consideration. 

Divorce can be tough, but Rob is no stranger to "bouncing back" from hardship. "You have to have thick skin, and you have to be able to bounce back from rejection and adversity," he told U.S. Veteran's Magazine about making it in Hollywood. "And you also have to have a mindset of 'I'm not gonna quit until I accomplish my mission.' So you learn those intangibles in the military, and those intangibles carried over and have sustained me in my comedy career." Unfortunately, strange circumstances came about in his personal life that surely tested his "thick skin" and made his divorce all the more complicated.  

Rob Riggle's divorce took a surprising turn

Rob Riggle is seeking to sue his estranged wife, Tiffany Riggle, for a shocking development that unfolded after she filed for divorce. According to TMZ, something felt off for the actor while staying in the family's smaller home during the split. Rob first noted a missing sum of money from his personal office — a discovery that Tiffany claimed to know nothing about. Things quickly escalated, however, when the "Holey Moley" announcer believed his privacy was being breached. He alleged that Tiffany gained access to his Apple account, but beyond information that could have been gathered from texts and emails, he was suspicious of how details from private conversations were somehow getting back to his ex.

Legal documents acquired by TMZ revealed that Rob, with the help of his girlfriend, planned to put out misinformation as a test, and when those false details did in fact leak, he knew something was wrong. In April 2021, a hidden camera was reportedly discovered in his smoke detector. The camera contained thousands of videos, including what Rob claims is footage of Tiffany installing the setup as well as another of her counting money in his office.

According to Page Six, the couple were due in court July 2021, but no further details of their divorce proceedings were available at the time of this writing. Rob was granted a restraining order against Tiffany following his accusations as he moved forward with a request for a forensic expert to look into the footage.