Shannon Doherty: I found out my husband was cheating on me before I had brain tumor surgery

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The actress Shannon Doherty claims she discovered her husband was having an affair shortly before she was scheduled to undergo surgery for a brain tumor.

In the premiere episode of her podcast "Let's Be Clear" ("Let's Be Clear"), she recalled how she dealt with her divorce from Kurt Isvarienko, while simultaneously battling stage four cancer earlier this year.

"I left early in the morning for surgery and it happened after I found out that my marriage was over, that my husband had been having an affair for two years," Doherty said.

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Although the actress admits that Isvarienko "wanted" to be by her side, in the end she decided that "she can't go there for that operation with him."

"I felt so betrayed. "At the end of the day, I felt like the person I was with for 14 years, who I loved with all my heart, didn't love me at all," said the Beverly Hills, 90210 star.

She had her mother, brother and best friend with her at that moment Chris. Although the operation was successful, she also had to undergo radiation and continued to fight this serious disease.

"Imagine what it's like to go through all that, trying to figure out if you're going to get a divorce and find out the truth," she says.

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Doherty and Isvarienko separated in January, the same month she had the surgery, and she filed for divorce from the photographer only in April. Despite the infidelity, the actress says she found it difficult to leave their marriage.

“Honestly, it's still really hard. "Yes, I made the decision to divorce, but I have many memories with that person," she said.

She also revealed that, after initial doubts, she became obsessed with finding out if her husband was really cheating on her.

"If you've been together for 14 years and you've cheated on your partner, doesn't that person deserve the absolute truth, no matter how painful it is?" she asked.

As a reminder, Doherty and Isvarienko got married in October 2011. The couple has no children.

The actress was previously married to Ashley Hamilton from 1993 to 1994 and co Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003.

Doherty is currently battling stage four breast cancer. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She went into remission two years later, but revealed in 2020 that her cancer had returned.

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