'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Sutton Stracke Has an Incredibly Generous Ex

Despite Sutton's hefty divorce settlement, the 'RHOBH' star said she "went through my whole marriage being dictated" by her ex.

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Mar. 14 2024, Updated 12:54 p.m. ET

(l-r): Sutton Stracke and her ex-husband, Chri
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There have been a lot of impressive wives and ex-wives who have come and gone over the years on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and, in Season 10, a Georgia peach named Sutton Stracke came into the fold. While Sutton isn’t a 90210 native, she has quickly become a fan-favorite among the show’s viewers. When she’s not dazzling us with luxurious fashions, the boutique owner keeps us laughing with her and her partner in shade — Garcelle Beauvais.

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Sutton has also gained support from RHOBH for taking control of her life after her 2016 divorce. She shared her plans on taking “complete freedom” of her life despite receiving $300,000 a month in spousal support from her ex for the rest of her life, per their divorce settlement.

So, who is the man behind Sutton’s insane yet impressive paydays? Here’s what to know about Sutton’s ex-husband.

Sutton Stracke, her ex-husband, and their children
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Who is Sutton's ex-husband on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'?

Sutton married her childhood friend, Thibeault "Christian" Stracke, in 2000 and while they are divorced now, they had a marriage likely built on more than just loads of cash. Though to be fair, Christian is probably mostly to thank for their family’s wealth. He is the global head of credit research at PIMCO, an investment management company. He manages real estate and corporate investments and has been in the business for more than 20 years. He's kind of a big deal.

What is Christian Stracke’s net worth?

Christian’s net worth isn’t public knowledge, but it's not hard to figure out how much he might be worth, given his career of choice and years of experience. According to Indeed, a senior portfolio manager at PIMCO makes an average of $236,076 per year. An operations manager at PIMCO makes an average of $213,058. While neither of these are exactly the job title listed under Christian’s name on the company website, they are similar enough to assume he's raking in at least six figures annually.

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Sutton and Christian share three children.

They have been divorced for a few years, but Sutton and Christian will never really be rid of each other. They have three children who are featured throughout Sutton’s Instagram, but have private accounts themselves. Regardless of how well Sutton and Christian may or may not get along now, they're going to have to be in contact with each other in some capacity to co-parent.

(l-r): Sutton Stracke's son, her daughter, Sutton Stracke, and her other son
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He probably won't be on 'RHOBH' any time soon.

Christian’s professional life might be an open book, but his private life is not. He doesn’t seem to have any public social media accounts, so he might just prefer to keep some aspects of his life away from the spotlight. That’s going to be hard to do now that his ex-wife is one of the new RHOBH cast members.

(l-r): Christian Stacke with his and Sutton Stracke's daughter, Porter
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Still, it’s unlikely that he will make any surprise appearances on RHOBH this season, if only because he’s an ex, and not a current love interest of one of the cast members. He also doesn't seem to be someone with much interest in showcasing his life on TV and you can't really fault him for it, if that's the case.

Sutton Stracke revealed her ex-husband's controlling ways at the 'RHOBH' Season 13 reunion.

While Sutton can admit she received a #goals-worthy deal in her and Christian's divorce, she said on RHOBH that the relationship between them ended for reasons that still affect them in their divorce. During the season, Sutton's ex decided to move to London and demanded that she and her youngest son, James, also move to London to be with him. Sutton shared in a Season 13 After Show episode that she refused to go and stood up to him for the first time since they met.

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Sutton explained the trying event at part 2 of the Season 13 reunion. When Andy Cohen asked how her ex could "dictate" where she moved even though they're no longer married, she said it was commonplace in their marriage and has been something she's had to try and unlearn now that they're divorced.

"I went through my whole marriage being dictated," she said, adding she was "trained" to comply with Christian's needs.

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Although her ex was used to Sutton following his every word, she said she changed her mindset when he attempted to take her son to London.

"I went to him and said, 'I am not moving to London. James is not moving to London. We're staying here," she said. "It took so much courage for me to do that. He agreed. It was huge for me to face him."

Despite having to put her foot down for her and her son's sake, Sutton had nothing but kind words for James. While reflecting on their marriage during the after show, the Southern Belle said she wanted to let Christian know they will "always going to have a relationship" through their kids.

"We're always going to be parents together, grandparents together, and have lives that intermingle," she explained of Christian. "And I want to thank you for being a good dad.'"

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Despite his controlling ways, it's good to know Sutton still appreciates Christian... and his coins!

Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST.

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