Addison Rae’s parents’ marital troubles take an extremely messy turn

Addison Rae may be one of the most famous social media stars out there, but the TikTok sensation came from humble beginnings. WSJ Magazine reported that Rae is a true Southern belle and was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and that her family often struggled financially. On an episode of the Mama Knows Best podcast, Rae revealed that after her brother Enzo was born in 2007, her family lived in an RV because they “had nowhere else to live” (via The Daily Mail). “It was so hard to shower in an RV,” she recalls. Rae also recalled a time when she was bullied at school for wearing a pair of thrift boots instead of Uggs.

Still, there was a silver lining that Rae’s parents always supported her dream of becoming a dancer and later an influencer. Thus, they played a crucial role in the success of their daughter. “After a while [my dad, Monty Lopez] was like… ‘If you really believe you’re going to do this and you’re going to make it… do it. I believe in you,” Rae said on the podcast (via Seventeen). Likewise, Rae’s mother, Sheri Easterling, told Entertainment Tonight that she always wants Rae to be “grateful and thankful.”

Lopez and Easterling may have a good relationship with their daughter, but their own marriage is a different issue. Rae previously revealed that according to Seventeen, her parents separated and reconciled during her childhood, but her marital problems have since worsened.

Addison Rae’s father cheated on his wife

In July 2022, Page Six broke the news that Monty Lopez had been dating a 25-year-old woman named Renée Ash for five months. Despite knowing about Lopez’s marriage, Ash claimed he told her the relationship was already over and instead promised her a future together. “Unfortunately, he misled me about his marriage,” explained the LA native. “He told me that we would be together and that we would have babies together… He told me a story of his marriage that convinced me they were separated and going through a divorce.” Ash ended the affair after allegations surfaced that Lopez hit other women his daughter’s age. “I loved him and believed him,” she added. “When I found out about the other young girls, my heart broke.”

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As for Sheri Easterling, she posted a statement of her own on Instagram Stories (via Page Six), alluding to her marital troubles with Lopez. “Personal matters that are made public are always challenging and overwhelming for everyone involved… My greatest concern is – and always will be – my children and their fragile hearts and minds. I will always do my best to protect her,” she wrote.

Ash acknowledged the pain she had caused the family during the affair and consequently apologized via Page Six. InTouch reported that Ash claimed on Instagram that she “wasted five months of her life” and that she was “embarrassed” by the situation.