Trust-funder Lamont Harris, a distant relative of Palm Beach founder Henry Flagler, and his much younger wife of just 20 months have raised eyebrows in Palm Beach society by getting divorced so soon after their lavish Las Vegas wedding!
Palm Beach County court documents show Harris, 47, cited “irreconciliable differences” when he filed March 15 against Wellington equestrian Stephanie Covert, 24.
“No one was expecting this,” said one friend of the couple’s. “They genuinely seemed to be getting along. She is half his age but you couldn’t really tell.”
Harris and Covert already agreed to a settlement agreement that’s to pay Covert about $300,000 and change, court papers show.
That’s $15,000 per month of the marriage.
According to the settlement, Lamont gets to keep his Aston Martin but Covert gets the 2011 Range Rover.
She also gets: A $70,000-lump sum alimony payment on the day the divorce is finalized; moving expenses to California; Harris’ 50 percent ownership in a show horse named World’s Fair; and $10,000 a month from April to February 2012.
At least, he keeps his $1.7 million-house!
Harris and Covert were married on July 10, 2010 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas before several dozen Palm Beachers and family members.
“I couldn’t have married a more amazing man,” Covert said in a 2010 newspaper account of her wedding.
Harris’ lawyer didn’t comment. Covert, who isn’t represented, couldn’t be reached.
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