DOUBLING Down With the Derricos star Deon Derrico was once secretly married and divorced before meeting wife Karen and welcoming 14 children.
Deon, 50, and his wife Karen, 41, live in North Las Vegas with their 14 children and appear on TLC’s Doubling Down With the Derricos.
But before he started a life with Karen, he was married to a woman named Alicia Wright while he lived in Michigan.
According to a mortgage deed exclusively obtained by The Sun, Deon and Alicia, who are listed as “married,” bought a home in Detroit in August 2002.
But by February 2003, Alicia filed for divorce from Deon.
Though Deon was served with the divorce papers, he never responded to her petition, according to the court docket.
A default judgement of divorce, which is entered when a party does not respond, was signed and filed in June 2003.
Deon went on to marry Karen and relocate to North Las Vegas.
A rep for Deon did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
Deon is also dad to secret son Derron, 30, who he adopted when he was a preteen.
Derron previously told The Sun that they are estranged today because they “didn’t see eye-to-eye.”
Derron revealed he has never met his younger siblings and that he would like to mend his relationship with Deon today.
Derron has not been featured or mentioned on the TLC show.
The Sun has reported on the couple’s financial issues.
Deon filed a petition for foreclosure mediation assistance after the home he purchased in 2015 went into default a month prior, according to court papers in March 2020.
The filing is to provide a “remedy of last resort for the homeowner to avoid foreclosure and loss of his/her home” through a mediation process with negotiations between the lender and owner.
A mediator was assigned to the parties, but they were unable to agree to a loan modification and the negotiations were terminated.
The petition for foreclosure mediation assistance was dismissed and the foreclosure was to be issued in the normal course of business.
Then in February 2021, Deon filed a complaint against US Bank National Association.
The foreclosure sale was to be conducted on or about March 12, 2021, but he claimed the date was “improper.”
He argued that the home is the primary residence of Karen and their 14 children.
He then filed a temporary restraining order to prohibit the foreclosure of the sale, but the court denied the motion.
Deon, Karen and their 14 children are still living in the home, according to social media.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was not sold at the September 1 auction, as the house was returned to the bank.
A representative for the auction confirmed the bank will likely schedule another sale opportunity.
The opening bid for the cash-only sale was $441,842.
Fortunately for the family, the real estate investor has two other homes in Sin City to fall back on.
Deon bought a four-bathroom, four-bedroom home in North Las Vegas in September 2019 for $107,709, according to Clark County property records.
Back in July 2018, Deon bought a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home for $277, 247.
The foreclosure comes after The Sun revealed the parents filed for bankruptcy five times in the past.