The husband of “Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt filed for divorce on Wednesday — just a day after she announced the couple’s separation amid claims that he had an affair, The Post has learned.
William Proctor brought the contested proceeding to Manhattan Supreme Court, meaning he expects a fight over money or custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
“I am devastated about this situation and did not envision this for the future of our family,” he told The Post.
Earhardt, 42, and Proctor, 34, married six years ago.
“After much prayer and careful consideration, Will and I have separated,” said Earhardt in a statement.
“I am grateful to Fox for their support and allowing me to spend all day, every day after the morning show with my child,” she said.
“I am fully committed to parenting and doing what is always best for my darling, little girl and would appreciate privacy and prayers during this difficult time,” she added.
The marriage allegedly fell apart after Proctor cheated on his wife with one of her close friends, a source close to Earhardt told The Post.
“Proctor was unfaithful with one of her closest friends a few years ago and there is evidence to prove it,” the source said.
Proctor, a former starting quarterback at Clemson University who now works for the investment firm Neuberger Berman, vehemently denied the affair.
“There is not one ounce of truth to the allegations that I had an affair,” he insisted.
“I am disappointed that this private matter has become public,” he added.
“I remain focused on and committed to being the best Dad, and maintaining a friendship with my wife even though she has decided to move on,” he said.
A source connected to Proctor said that “Ainsley has determined that she is not interested in reconciliation. Her social life now revolves about her colleagues at Fox News.”
Proctor asked the media to “respect the privacy of our family.”
“This is a very personal matter,” he said.
Proctor’s attorneys Robert Cohen and Joseph De Simone with the firm Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich declined to comment.
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