Kat Stickler became the internet’s favorite mother at the start of 2021. She achieved that fame through TikTok and her former husband Mike Stickler‘s support.
However, the young couple’s marriage did not last that long, and they separated after the birth of their baby, daughter MK.
Despite being separated for almost a year, the most frequent question both of them still get is about their divorce. And they had never revealed much about the circumstances of their divorce until now.
Why did Kat Stickler and Mike Stickler get a divorce?
On March 17, 2021, Kat and Mike announced they were separating. In their announcement video on TikTok, they said that no one was really at fault for the split.
It was just the case of things not working out between two people. They had an amicable break up and were committed to co-parenting MK to the best of their abilities.
However, now, further details about their relationship have surfaced. And Kat was the first one to reveal and address this major detail.
After launching her YouTube channel in January 2022, Kat posted a Q&A video on January 13. In the video, she addressed many personal questions, one of which was about her divorce and why she does not talk about it that much.
At the start of the video, after making it seem like she would finally answer the question about why she and her ex husband divorced, she revealed she could not talk about her divorce.
Kat said she had signed an NDA with Mike for the benefit of her daughter. However, in the clip, she said she would tell everything that she considered to be important information.
Mike, too, talked about the NDA on February 9 on his Instagram. In his post, he explained why his marriage with Kat did not work.
“We got married young, we had a baby, we realized that we were not right for each other, the relationship became unhealthy,” Mike told his followers on what looked to be a clip from a live stream.
Further, he said they had “decided it was best to part ways, simply put.”
Regarding the NDA, Kat and his lawyers advised them to sign an NDA because of their social media presence.
According to him, it was not any more dramatic than just a simple contract, and the relationship just did not work.
Kat Stickler and Ex Husband’s co-parenting journey
After discussing the divorce and NDA, Kat moved on to answer a question from a fan regarding her co-parenting experience with her ex husband.
She talked about how the first night away from her daughter, she felt like someone had taken away her other half. Kat also had not gotten the hang of co-parenting yet.
“I’ve had my breakdown moments,” said Kat as she admitted to still struggling with it. Her struggle was intensified because she had moved on from her ex husband, and she did not want to romanticize anything regarding the experience.
She also shined a light on how divorce did not always equate to freedom. But she admitted she would do what she had done, implying divorce, repeatedly because “it just wasn’t the right situation for [her].”
Kat promised to speak on co-parenting when she understood it more.
Mike had similar things to say about co-parenting. He said it had gotten easier as time went on, but it was all about practice and getting used to it.
The best advice he could give to anyone about it was to make the situation about their children. “It’s about MK, it’s about my kid,” he said in another video on Instagram.
As for now, both of them seem to have moved on with their lives.
Kat has been with her new boyfriend, Cam Winter, for a while now. And Michael, too, posts pictures with his new partner, Tia Alannah Borso, on his Instagram.