Joe Exotic just got hit behind bars … his husband Dillon Passage he says wants out of the relationship and the divorce is now on the table.
The ‘Tiger King’ star’s lawyer, Francisco Hernandez, TMZ tells me … Joe is distraught after being called in prison by Dillon, saying he plans to leave him.
We’ve been told that Joe felt his stomach was being ripped out when Dillon gave the news – and now we’re told that Exotic is considering suing him and filing for divorce before Dillon can.
Dillon says the split was not an easy decision, but adds that he will continue to support Joe while in prison. He says they’re still on good terms and hopes it stays that way … although it doesn’t sound like Joe would endorse that emotion.
As you know … Joe and Dillon got married again on December 11, 2017, two months after Joe’s previous husband got married, Travis Maldonado, shot himself in a fatal accident.
We learned that after the emotional phone call, Joe sent an email to a friend … saying he felt abandoned and alone and just wanted to do something for someone. As Joe explained, Dillon feels lonely with Joe and wants a boyfriend.
We are told that Joe is not yet deciding whether to file for divorce – he has a lot on his plate to get his freedom – but of course Dillon could pull the trigger first.