Socialite says she was blindsided by divorce from billionaire husband

Billionaire who ‘demanded his Hamptons socialite wife not gain more than five pounds during their marriage and have sex with him four times a week’ asks for divorce as he ‘takes up with a family friend’

  • Alex Kuczynski, 49, received divorce papers from her billionaire husband Charles Stevenson Jr, 73, just six days before Christmas last year
  • Couple appeared in Central Islip for their first divorce hearing earlier this week  
  • Stevenson, an investor and philanthropist worth just over $1billion, reportedly dumped Alex for one of their family friends, sources close to the couple claim 
  • Those sources also claim that Stevenson required certain conditions throughout their marriage, including a commitment of sex at least four times per week 
  • Stevenson reportedly asked her to commit to not gaining more than five pounds 
  • Months after receiving divorce papers, Alex, who is a New York Times book reviewer tested positive for COVID-19 and stayed in lockdown with their kids 
  • Meanwhile, Stevenson is said to have hunkered down at an ecological retreat that he owns in Idaho with his new girlfriend

A Hamptons socialite who spent weeks battling COVID-19 is said to have been blindsided in December when her billionaire husband filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage as the two appeared in court for their first hearing last week. 

Alex Kuczynski, 49, who is the daughter of Peru’s former president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, received divorce papers from Charles Stevenson Jr, 73, six days before Christmas last year, according to the New York Post

Stevenson, an investor and philanthropist worth just over $1billion, dumped Alex for one of their family friends.

Alex Kuczynski, 49, is pictured holding her book Beauty Junkies in 2006

Alex is pictured with her billionaire husband, Charles Stevenson Jr (pictured), 73

Hamptons socialite, Alex Kuczynski, is said to have been blindsided by divorce from her billionaire husband who reportedly made her commit to not gaining more than five pounds during their marriage and having sex with him at least four times a week

One of Alex’s friends told the Post that ‘Alex is so incredibly hurt’ and that ‘no one knows why he wants to get rid of her so quickly’.

Stevenson was married to Alex for 18 years and sources close to them claim that Stevenson required certain conditions throughout their marriage. 

The Post reported that Stevenson asked Alex to commit to having sex with him at least four times a week. 

He also reportedly required that she not gain more than five pounds during their marriage. Representatives for Alex and Stevenson have denied those claims.   

Just months after receiving the divorce papers, Alex, who is a New York Times book reviewer, tested positive for COVID-19 and stayed in lockdown with their children in Idaho. 

Meanwhile, Stevenson is said to have hunkered down at an ecological retreat that he owns in Idaho with his new girlfriend.   

Alex’s lawyer, Steven Silpe, called the pre-nup ‘horrendous’ and ‘an unconscionable agreement that we’re looking to set aside’.

Silpe also said the divorce proceedings got off to a rocky start last week at a courthouse in Central Islip.

Just months after receiving the divorce papers, Alex, who is a New York Times writer, tested positive for COVID-19 and stayed with their children in Idaho. Meanwhile, Stevenson (pictured with Alex) is said to have hunkered down at an ecological retreat with his new girlfriend

Just months after receiving the divorce papers, Alex, who is a New York Times writer, tested positive for COVID-19 and stayed with their children in Idaho. Meanwhile, Stevenson (pictured with Alex) is said to have hunkered down at an ecological retreat with his new girlfriend

While it's unclear what exactly brought on the divorce filing, Alex's friend claimed that Stevenson had become frustrated with Alex trying to clear her father's name in Peru. Alex is the daughter of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (pictured in 2017)

While it’s unclear what exactly brought on the divorce filing, Alex’s friend claimed that Stevenson had become frustrated with Alex trying to clear her father’s name in Peru. Alex is the daughter of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (pictured in 2017)

Silpe told the Post that when both parties arrived for a hearing, Stevenson, who owns numerous properties, including apartments at 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan, lied to court officers about where he had been quarantining. 

Stevenson claimed he was in New York quarantining but Alex reportedly outed him to the officers, prompting him to admit his actual whereabouts. 

‘That’s how we started the case off,’ Silpe said. 

Silpe told the Post that ‘the numbers that are in the agreement are a tiny fraction of what the parties’ standard of living is, and what we believe the husband’s assets are’.

He said the agreement does not cover child support for their two kids, aged 11 and 12.

Stevenson, who served as a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation from 1994-2019, married three times prior to his marriage to Alex. His previous marriages ended in divorce and Stevenson has six other children from those marriages. 

He owns and operates the Middle Fork Lodge in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area in Idaho.   

While it’s unclear what exactly brought on the divorce filing, Alex’s friend told the Post that Stevenson had become frustrated with Alex trying to clear her father’s name in Peru. 

Her father, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who served as president of Peru between 2016 and 2018, is under investigation for corruption.  

He resigned after facing two impeachment votes following a corruption scandal that began in Brazil. Kuczynski has denied any wrongdoing. 

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