Joe Exotic made headlines for all the wrong reasons following the release of “Tiger King” on Netflix. The docuseries exposed Exotic’s plot to murder Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. The 59-year-old has finally divorced estranged husband Dillon Passage.

According to TMZ, a judge in Florida’s Santa Rosa County signed off on the dissolution of marriage, enabling the estranged couple to officially part ways and live their lives “unattached and unhitched.”

Tuesday’s ruling put an end to Exotic’s four-year marriage to Passage. The former couple have been separated for years, but moved the court for divorce in March 2022. Another report from last year revealed the Tiger King star filed for divorce because he wanted to marry his prison love interest.

According to Exotic’s lawyer Autumn Beck Blackledge, the former G.W. Zoo owner had been pursuing the finalization of his divorce from 27-year-old Passage so that he could marry John Graham.

“Mr. Maldonado-Passage [Exotic] is seeking a divorce from jail because he desires to marry his new love interest, Mr. John Graham whom he met in prison.”

In 2019, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for plotting the murder of Baskin. His sentence was later reduced to 21 years so that he could receive cancer treatment. Keep reading Thirsty for more.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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