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Updated: 1:07 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 | Posted: 1:01 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010

Former NBA player and ex-'Real Housewives' star to divorce



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Former NBA player Eric Snow has filed for divorce from former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star DeShawn Snow. The couple is seen here in 2006.

By Kristi E. Swartz

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Former NBA player Eric Snow has filed for divorce from his wife DeShawn Graves Snow, a former star of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Eric Snow filed divorce papers in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday. The two have been married for 12 years but are currently separated. They live in Alpharetta.

There is "no hope of reconciliation," the court papers state.

In the documents, Eric Snow has requested that he and DeShawn Snow have joint custody of their three children, Eric Javon Snow; Darius Michael Snow; and Jarren Christopher Snow.

On her website, DeShawn Snow refers to Eric Snow as her college sweetheart. She also lists attending a National Basketball Wives Association and All-star Gospel Brunch event during NBA All-star weekend in Dallas in February.

Eric Snow was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1995. He played for several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is now an analyst for NBA-TV.

The first season of RHOA started with Eric Snow as one of the captains of the Cavaliers and DeShawn Snow as an extremely active Atlanta socialite, sitting on the board of three different charities and running her own non-profit that focused on improving self-esteem in teenage girls.

She hosted two charity benefits -- one in front of RHOA cameras -- to little success.

After being criticized for failing to get in the middle of the show's dramatic muck, she was replaced by Kandi Burruss for the second season.

In an interview with Essence magazine, Snow said " [One of the producers] called and said that I was "too human for a circus show" and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn't think that I would fit in.  ... I'm fine with the decision. It wasn't my decision. They let me go and there are no hard feelings. I am thankful for the opportunity."

RHOA currently is taping its third season.

Meanwhile, DeShawn Snow is a minister at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and is currently seeking her Master of Divinity Degree at Regent University, according to her website.


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