On Return to Amish, viewers see that Jeremiah Raber and his wife Carmela are struggling with getting along with each other. They have moved and bought a house that needs a lot of work, which puts strain on their relationship. They continue to fight and Carmela says that she feels disrespected. Apparently, things in their relationship have escalated since then, as last month, Radar Online reported that Raber was arrested for domestic violence. According to Carmela, husband Jeremiah “strikes her on a regular basis” and she said that he made “several threats to cause [her] harm.” She also reportedly showed police “several large bruises on her legs and arms” that were allegedly caused by her husband “striking her with a closed fist.”
At the time of the incident, Raber told Radar Online:
I have nothing really to say other then the real truth will come out in the end. This is not a one-way street. It goes both ways and I have the evidence to prove it and it will be released soon enough.
Via social media, Raber expressed that he believes therapy will help him with his wife, stating:
Personal Counseling for both of us will do us both allot of good. Then on to marriage counseling and our marriage is golden.
Raber also issued an apology after his arrest, saying:
Please allow me to apologize for what I did last week. My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature, and lacked the respect she deserved. It was a very bad idea to do what I did. It was embarrassing, and I learned that she didn’t deserve my poor behavior. In the future, I have every intention of curbing my thoughtless actions and learn to adjust my behavior befitting the environment and situation. I’m going to go thru personal counseling to better me an the marriage.
As for what wife Carmela has had to say publicly, she wrote, “Stayin doing what i have to to get right,” but Starcasm reports the post was later deleted. Starcasm also reports that the couple appears to be currently separated. Blasting News says that Raber was previously married to Naomi Stutzman, with whom he has three children, and that she also had him arrested for domestic violence.
Jeremiah Raber & Wife Carmela Mendez – ‘Return to Amish’
Jeremiah Raber announces that he is getting married to his girlfriend on Return to Amish. Carmela Mendez has already gone from fiancee to wife today.
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