When we talk about reality shows, nothing can beat the drama and the fantasies that the popular housewife show, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” does. Being one of the cast members of the show takes one to be more concerned about their image and personality, one of whom includes the American entrepreneur housewife, Sutton Stracke.
Known to be an entrepreneur and also a fashion designer, Sutton gained popularity after she joined the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in its season 10 on April 15, 2020. Since then she has been a part of several controversial stories within the RHOBH house in just a short time of few months only. In the recent RHOBH season, she has been in an ongoing feud with her fellow new cast member, Crystal Kung Minkoff, and has been trying her best to earn her diamond this season.
Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Sutton is a southern debutante-turned-Beverly Hills-socialite who traveled to New York City in her early twenties as an ambitious professional ballet dancer. Eventually, she went on to become the Director of Development for the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Executive Director of the Augusta Ballet.
With her up-growing popularity, she has managed to accumulate over 189k followers on her self-titled Instagram account: @suttonstracke and over 39k followers on Twitter: @SuttonBStracke.
Recently, she came upon the headlines when she revealed about her ex-husband, Christian Stracke whom she was married to for 17 years, had secretly filed a divorce against her which he told her on her birthday back in 2016. It turned out to be the worst birthday gift that she had ever received to date.
Here’s more to know about Thibeault ‘Christian’ Stracke, Sutton Stracke’s Ex-Husband
Who is ‘RHOBH’ Star Sutton Stracke’s Ex-Husband?
Sutton Stracke who has been doing her best in the ‘RHOBH’ reality world has not only faced success but also failure; one of which is her marriage instability. Her only marriage that lasted for 16 years with her ex-husband was likewise a failure, which she still can’t get over even now after 5 years of the divorce.
The man to whom she was once married is Christian Stracke, also referred to be the ex-husband of Sutton in the RHOBH world. Christian and Sutton were married for 16 years from 2006 to 2016. They met each other for the first time when Sutton was just 13 years old. Their childhood love turned into a beautiful marriage until Christian filed for divorce in 2016.
They had three children together; a daughter Porter, and sons James and Philip Stracke. Their relationship talk was also showcased on the RHOBH show.
Keep reading everything to know about Thibeault ‘Christian’ Stracke, Sutton Stracke’s Ex-Husband
Christian Stracke is a real estate manager.
Christian Stracke himself has a stable professional career which he has been doing for a long time. He serves as the global head of credit research also a senior portfolio manager at an investment management company, “PIMCO”.
He also manages real estate finance issues and corporate investments. He has been on the business run for over 20 years now. The New York Times also stated that Christian Stracke worked as a strategist in Latin American currency at Deutsche Bank in New York.
His net worth is quite huge.
His career in the business line for 20 years surely has earned him a million dollars without a doubt. His post as a senior portfolio manager at PIMCO earns him an average salary of around $236k per year. Acculumating which he has a net worth reportedly estimated to be around $2 million.
The financial situation of Sutton’s ex-husband was clarified when her friend, Rinna once claimed on the RHOB show, “Sutton is set for life. Because there are homes, private jets and I think there’s a baseball team. Or two. Or more. I don’t know. She has a lot of fucking money”.
Christian and Sutton were Childhood Friends.
Christian and Sutton fell in love while they were young. They met for the first time as a teenager at a Fine Arts High School in Augusta where they both were studying. Shortly after which they began to know each other and started dating then after. Their childhood love turned into a marriage that lasted for almost 17 long years.
His birth name is Thibeault Christian Stracke.
Born and raised in his hometown, Augusta, Christian grew up alongside his siblings developing an interest in business and arts. Though called out by the name of Christian, his full real name is Thibeault Christian Stracke. His mother, Claire Stracke was also a teacher who taught Spanish at the same high school he attended.
He is a father of three.
Through his marriage with Sutton, he has become a father of their three children. He is a father of a daughter Porter, and sons James and Philip Stracke all of whom he loves a lot.
He keeps his life private.
Christian is a very private person who is unlikely to come into the public like the way his ex-wife, Sutton does. Christian does not seem to have a public profile, while Sutton is like an open book and happily share her life event on social media.
He isn’t active on social media sites as well as he doesn’t have an Instagram or Twitter account will not under his name.
He doesn’t seem to show off on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.
Even though his ex-wife is one of the main cast members on the ‘RHOBH’, Christian however doesn’t seem to make an appearance on the show at all. It might be because Sutton is his ex and not a current love interest.
He also doesn’t seem to be interested in showcasing his life on TV and you can’t really blame him if that’s the case.
He surprised Sutton with a divorce paper on her birthday.
Christian wasn’t a good husband which is quite clear as per the activities he had done before. He intensely destroyed Sutton’s birthday party back in 2016 when he secretly filed divorce against her on that day which was supposed to be her best day. His surprise left Sutton in tears and shock as it turned out to be the worst birthday gift that she had ever received to date.
He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.
Following his high school graduation, he went on to study at the University of Chicago. He graduated from the university with an undergraduate degree which allowed him to pursue a career as a real state agent.
Also after graduating from the University, Christian volunteered in the Peace Corps for 2 years from 1992 to 1994, even taught techniques for tree planting and anti-erosion in Oum El Khezz, Mauritania, on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert.
He didn’t want their children on TV.
Looking back it makes sense that Christian’s need for privacy was one of the main reasons why Sutton Stracke was demoted on the RHOBH to a part-time housewife when she was confirmed to be hired as the main character on the show in August 2019. She later clarified that she was downgraded to part-time “housewife” because her children couldn’t film citing it because of her personal reasons.
“My ex-husband just was adamant that they could not film with me, and I totally get it. It was hard. It was a hard blow because, you know, it’s exciting to do”.