Joe Exotic just got a gut hole behind lock and key … his husband Dillon Passage he says wants out of the relationship and divorce is now on the table.
The lawyer from the “Tiger King” star, Francisco Hernandez, tells TMZ … Joe is in despair after receiving a phone call from Dillon and says he plans to leave him.
We are told that Joe felt his stomach being pulled out of his body when Dillon broke the news – and now we are told that Exotic is considering beating him in court, and submitting a divorce petition before Dillon can.
Dillon says the split was not an easy decision – but adds that he will continue to support Joe while he is in prison. He says they are still in a good relationship and hope it stays that way … even though it does not sound like Joe would have that feeling.
As you know … Joe and Dillon were retired on December 11, 2017, and tied the knot two months after Joe’s previous husband, Travis Maldonado, shot himself in a fatal accident.
We’ve learned that Joe sent an email to a friend after the emotional phone call … and said he feels abandoned and alone and would only mean something to someone. As Joe explained, Dillon becomes lonely with Joe locked up and wants a girlfriend.
We are told that Joe is not determined if he wants to file for divorce – he has a lot on his plate just to get the freedom – but of course Dillon can pull the trigger first.