Bijou Phillips She treats herself to a tropical vacation following her husband’s separation from her. Danny MastersonHe is still serving his 30-year sentence in prison.
Phillips, 43, took to Instagram over the weekend to share photos and videos of herself in the Bahamas. “Having the most needed vacation ever! ⛱️🌊👙🎄☀️❤️,” she captioned several photos of herself enjoying her time by the water while soaking up the sun.
The actress also shared videos on her Instagram Stories, which showed her getting a tan at the beach, playing volleyball with friends and posing for photos in a bikini. The social media posts did not feature Phillips’ 9-year-old daughter, Vianna, who recently won full custody after Masterson’s sentencing.
Us Weekly He confirmed in October that Masterson, 47, had agreed to give Phillips full legal and physical custody of Viana. The order was initially issued when Phillips filed for divorce from Masterson one month ago. Masterson, meanwhile, responded by requesting visitation rights, which came shortly after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison in his retrial on sexual assault charges in September.
Before Masterson’s conviction, Phillips showed her support for her husband by attending court hearings alongside him. She had a visibly emotional reaction when the guilty verdict was read in May, but continued to defend Masterson’s character in a written letter to the judge. Charlene Olmedo Before he was sentenced.
“I am writing to ask that you consider this information when sentencing my husband, Danny Masterson,” she wrote in a letter obtained by The Underground Bunker, which specializes in Scientology news. “I relied on Danny to take care of me and our daughter. I always felt she would be okay because Danny is a wonderful father. He was devoted to our daughter, reading her books, taking her on walks and taking ballet lessons. I never heard him complain. The two were inseparable.”
Phillips explained how Masterson’s daughter was affected by his absence, adding: “More than anything, she loves her father. When he calls us every day, it ends with ‘I love you so much, Dad.’
She continued: “We need him more than you can imagine.” I know he was convicted of serious crimes. But the man I married has been nothing but an exceptional husband to me and a devoted father to our daughter.”
Masterson was eventually sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of two counts of forcible rape in incidents that occurred in the early 2000s. The actor has vehemently denied the allegations since he was arrested and charged in 2020.
For her part, Phillips filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage, just days after Masterson was sentenced. “This experience has been devastating and humiliating for Bijou,” a source said exclusively. we in September. “She is focused on being a mother and preserving her future no matter what.”
Although Masterson appealed the ruling, Phillips asked to “terminate the court’s ability to award support” to Masterson and requested that their assets be divided by the court as separate properties.
“Bijou is very sensitive about her family’s financial security, and obviously an impending divorce is a big part of that plan,” the insider continued. “The only reason she filed for an end to the marriage was to put a significant amount of Danny’s assets out of the reach of further lawsuits.”