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Carole Crist Doesn't Fight for Her Teenage Daughters

By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 15, 2013 1:00 PM
Carole and Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist and wife Carole

Did you know Carole Crist has two children by her ex-husband, Blue Star Jets CEO Todd Rome? Probably not. How would you? Neither she nor her husband Charlie are ever seen with them.

And that's the problem now. Carole apparently has "mommy issues" -- as in "I don't want to be one."

As in, "I'm a deadbeat mom."

All of a sudden, people are beginning to notice there are people in her life conspicuous by their absence.

According to a story out Friday morning in the Broward/Palm Beach New Times, a New York county judge has awarded temporary full custody of Carole Crist's teenage daughters to Rome, who alleges Florida's former first lady has abandoned and ignored her kids for more than two years.

Todd Rome

Todd Rome

The judgment apparently overturned the parents' joint custody, and follows two years in which Carole Crist failed to return phone calls, text messages, letters, or communication of any kind with her children.

Rome's attorney Mark Heller told the New Times, "It's shocking and very disturbing because these two girls are at a fragile point in their lives, and as important as a father is, a mother is very important," he said. "And [Crist] has been completely absent from their lives."

Rome, who lives where Blue Star is located in Manhattan, told the South Florida publication that their younger daughter was recently suspended from the boarding school she attended just outside Manhattan. The girl was living on his couch, waiting for Carole Crist to return the required paperwork, acknowledging the disciplinary measure. But she never did.

Attorney Heller told the New Times, "The original divorce agreement granted joint custody, but she hasn't seen them in two years, and the children's needs haven't been met. She won't answer calls. Her lawyers won't answer calls. And we had no choice but to go to family court."


The New York Post reported Carole Crist and Todd Rome were Hamptons fixtures until Carole left him in 2007, when it was reported the private-jet service owner "put his foot down on her lavish spending." She married Charlie in December 2008.

Neither Carole nor Charlie Crist were available to return Sunshine State News' phone calls Friday morning.



Reach Nancy Smith at nsmith@sunshinestatenews.com or (850) 727-0859. 

Comments (14)

Jane
7:03PM JUL 7TH 2013
The ex husband here is the definition of sleaze bag, money hungry, ditched piece of trash. The enquirer is more accurate than this rubbish.
Stephanie
5:29PM APR 9TH 2013
Charlie Crist easily controls her fragile mind.
Rafael Ciordia
10:02AM FEB 18TH 2013
Sunshine News is now competing with The Enquirer on reporting mean-spirited, one-sided and unfounded reports? What is the point of this article really than to attempt to libel a former First Lady of Florida. SHAME!
Frank
4:25PM FEB 15TH 2013
Can't have enough Charlie Crist demonization, so now you're starting in on his wife . . . . . didn't SSN learn its lesson on the attack politics against the three Florida Supreme Court judges . . . . obviously not . . . and you didn't even have the honesty to note that this information all came from one side, and the New Times made sure to note:

"The judgement, which Rome read aloud over the telephone to New Times -- but declined to release . . . . .The decision, signed by family court Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner on February 1, isn't a public record and couldn't be independently verified." . . . .

Once again, just so petty and clearly . . . .

Pathetic . . . .
The UnFrank
4:29PM FEB 15TH 2013
Let's see ... you think this isn't a story anybody should care about, Frank? Really?
Lockwood Stonewell
7:13PM FEB 15TH 2013
In Frank's world, only right-wing extremists take care of their children or step-children.
Frank
12:45AM FEB 16TH 2013
Your logic has no basis in reality . . . but then, that's about what I'd expect for someone who is another first time created commentor, and has no reality (presence) on the web . . . .couldn't come up with a better name? . . .

Pathetic . . .
Laughingalltheway
10:54PM FEB 17TH 2013
All of your posts are pretty pathetic actually...
Frank
12:42PM FEB 18TH 2013
Yes, the right can't stand facts and being called on them . . . just like constantly switching first time commenting pseudonyms . . . . also . . . .

Pathetic . . .
Frank
4:38PM FEB 15TH 2013
Yes, those who participate in, and rub their hands in glee, over the politics of personal demonization of someone who isn't even running for political office at the current time . . . in your mind, and apparently SSN's if they're not one and the same, it's now open season on non-candidate's wives, children and personal circumstances . . . .careful what you push . . . . particularly in SSN's half facts and demonizing partisan slant - - e.g.

(1) Carole apparently has "mommy issues" -- as in "I don't want to be one."

(2) As in, "I'm a deadbeat mom."

(3) "Carole Crist Doesn't Fight for Her Teenage Daughters"

Hurtful, demonizing personal politics . . . . so yes, the way it's done here on SSN, absolutely . . .

Pathetic . . . .
The UnFrank
8:10PM FEB 15TH 2013
This is a former first lady of Florida we're talking about. Hundreds of thousands (no doubt) of Democrats want her husband back in the Governor's Mansion. Carole Crist is a public figure, Frank, period. Floridians are entitled to have an opinion about her behavior and SSN has written their opinion. Excellent comment.
Frank
12:42AM FEB 16TH 2013
Yeah, as if you're un-biased . . . or SSN isn't demonizing the Crists . . .

Pathetic . . . .
Laughingalltheway
10:52PM FEB 17TH 2013
Are you seriously defending this fake n bake career politician and his dead beat parent wife? C'mon the guy went to work for the sleaziest law firm in the state after losing the senate race. He abandoned his party, abandoned his dog, and allows his wife to abandon her kids. They are grade A scumbags.
Frank
12:51PM FEB 18TH 2013
Afraid he'll be governor I see . . . why don't you put your charges (using those same terms) in a letter, sign your real name and address, and send that letter to his law firm . . .what, not willing to back up your charges and face libel . . . of course . . . just plain . . .

Pathetic . . . .

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