Why Did Oscar De La Hoya File for Divorce With His Wife Millie Corretjer?

Published 01/07/2023, 6:01 AM EST

Former 6-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya has finally filed for a divorce from his soon-to-be ex-wife Millie Corretjer. The legendary boxer has now decided to legally separate from his spouse six years after the couple parted ways back in 2016.

De La Hoya and Corretjer were married for almost 16 years before their split after the two met back in 2000 while the Mexican boxer was making investments in the music industry. The two would get to know each other after De La Hoya saw Corretjer in a music video and decided to hire her for one of his own productions. Following this, they would get married in 2001. So let us take a look at what promoted ‘Golden Boy’ to file for a divorce years after splitting from his spouse.

Why has Oscar De La Hoya filed for a divorce from his wife?


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After the couple got married, Corretjer took a step back from her music career to concentrate on their two kids. Moreover, during this time De La Hoya was dealing with a host of problems with substance abuse, during which she had to carry that burden as well. Despite, staying married the couple split in 2016, after which their relationship seemed to have come to an unmendable point. This would lead Corretjer to pursue her music career even releasing her fifth studio album Cinco.


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While it is unclear why De La Hoya decided to file for divorce six years after the split, he has been publically seen with other women. Moreover, it has been speculated that he is dating golfer Holly Sonders, who he gifted a red Ferrari on Valentine’s day.

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Sonders is a 34-year-old golfer best known for her role as the host of the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive.” It was reported that De La Hoya met the reporter back at a party in June 2021. A few months later, rumors about the two dating started arising. Moreover, this was more or less confirmed after the two decided to make a public appearance for Ryan Garcia vs Javier Fortuna.


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It is highly likely that De La Hoya might be looking to move further into his relationship with Sonders. This could also be the reason why he has legally decided to part ways with his wife.


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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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