Good morning. The Eagles play tonight, so let’s talk about divorce proceedings.
Jeffrey and Christina Lurie, who stealthily announced their divorce about a month ago, have reportedly reached a settlement that will give “a sizable chunk” of the team to Christina.
The always reliable Page Six of the NY Post reports:
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and his wife of 20 years, Christina, have quietly settled their divorce, sources exclusively tell Page Six — and the former Hollywood producer turned NFL mogul has agreed to hand her a sizable chunk of the team, which they bought in 1994 and is currently worth more than $1 billion. We hear the final court papers could be filed as early as next week. Christina, also a filmmaker who with Jeffrey won an Oscar in 2011 for “Inside Job,” had previously insisted the team was a “partnership for the two of us” and she has been heavily involved in the organization. In July, the couple sent a letter to employees stating they would “continue to work together as partners,” despite speculation the divorce could divide the team and reports she wanted to spend more time in LA for filmmaking. An Eagles rep declined to comment last night.
This certainly doesn’t seem like the situation the Dodgers had a few years ago when its then owners, the McCourts, were caught up in a messy mccourt battle. Heyyo!
When the Luries announced the divorce (conveniently on the Fourth of July), they made it clear that they would continue to work together as they shared ownership of the Eagles. No further details beyond what was reported by the Post, but I’m sure you’ll be hearing more soon.