I’m very thankful to Michael for a lot of things. Giving me a job, not firing me when I asked what Phoebe Price’s actual job was, etc. But I’m most recently thankful that when he wrote about Thomas Gibson’s suspension from Criminal Minds for kicking a producer, he ended it with that legendary hot tub video. I had totally forgotten about the time Thomas Gibson was catfished on Twitter three years ago. I knew he was married at the time, but I wasn’t sure if he still was, because recording a video that belongs in the Cringeworthy Hall of Fame would have lead to a divorce, right? Well, a quick internet search a few weeks ago showed that Thomas Gibson was still with his wife of 23 years, Christine Gibson. As it turns out, my divorce intuition was sort-of right.
According to Extra, Thomas Gibson filed for divorce from Christine back in the summer of 2014, about a year after he was caught trying to get with random Twitter ass. Thomas states in the divorce documents that he wanted to end things with his wife because their marriage had become “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.” Oh, I bet. Let me guess: Thomas wanted to hook up with “fans” he met on Twitter, and Christine didn’t. Thomas also states in the divorce papers that the discord/conflict prevents any expectation of reconciliation.
Christine responded to Thomas’ divorce papers by filing a “general denial.” I had to look that one up, and apparently all that means is that Christine called bullshit on Thomas’ claims. I wish I knew which parts of Thomas’ divorce statement Christine was denying. Was it that the part about no hope of reconciliation? If so, then Christine needs someone in her life to sit her down and explain to her that Thomas’ hot tub video isn’t something that can be reconciled. “Honey, I’m sorry, but there are some things that are too embarrassing to forget about. And please stop asking if those Men in Black memory-eraser pens have been invented yet, they haven’t.”
In December of 2015, Thomas filed a counter-petition to state that, yeah, he still wants to quit his marriage. If nothing happens by October 25, 2016, their case will be dismissed. Uh oh. We all know what happens when Thomas reads something he doesn’t like. Whoever is responsible for informing Thomas that his divorce was thrown out might want to think about reinforcing the door to their office with a kick-proof steel beam.