Just a few days after his arrest following domestic violence, Chuck Liddell has filed for divorce from his wife Heidi Northcott. The UFC Hall of Famer was arrested by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies on Monday, and was held on a $20,000 bond. He was released that same day.
Following his release, Chuck Liddell took to Instagram to claim that he was the victim of abuse, blaming it all on his wife Heidi Northcott. Liddell also hinted at separating from his view: “I was the victim of the incident last night at our family home, as details of the case will reveal. The deputies informed me that my wife would be arrested, as I did not respond to her assault while I sustained bruising and lacerations.
He further wrote: I volunteered to go in her place. It has become painfully apparent that this cannot continue, as our private life has now reached a public breaking point.”
“Chuck Liddell filed for dissolution w/ minor children” – TMZ Sports
The latest development is that Liddell has filed for divorce from his wife. The news was first reported by TMZ. The online newspaper reported: “Liddell filed for “dissolution w/ minor children” from his wife Heidi on Friday.” It is worth noting that Liddell has two children with Northcott – Guinevere and Charles David Liddell Jr. He also has three children from previous relationships – Cade Liddell, Trista Liddell and Brendan Liddell.
Northcott and Liddell first met at a party in 2009. A year later in November, Liddell proposed to Northcott and they were married. Northcott was the Vice President at High Traffic Media before becoming a full-time professional poker player. As for Liddell, he retired from the sport in 2010, before making a one-fight comeback in November 2018.