Jared “The Subway Guy” Fogle has divorced the wife who stuck with him through thick and thin, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
Elizabeth Fogle, the submarine sandwich pitchman’s wife of six years, walked away with a lot of his lettuce, according to court documents obtained by The ENQUIRER.
Elizabeth received more than $230,000 from Jared Fogle Inc., the company Jared set up for his personal appearances.
She’ll also get 60 percent of the proceeds from Jared’s deal with St. Martin’s Press, which published his life story.
Jared’s father, a doctor, introduced his son to Elizabeth, a nurse, while Jared was in the midst of losing weight off of his 425-pound frame. He was a student at Indiana University — and they hit it off right away.
Jared lost 245 pounds in a year after developing his own Subway sandwich diet, consisting of a 6-inch turkey sub sandwich for lunch and a foot-long veggie sub for dinner.
Subway advertising executives heard about his weight-loss story after he was featured in an article in his college newspaper.
The restaurant chain began featuring him in commercials in January of 2000, and Jared became suddenly famous. Countless television commercials later, Jared is still cashing in on his notoriety, but becoming an overnight celebrity gave him a big head and caused trouble at home, according to a source close to the couple.
“He loves being a celebrity, but I think Jared’s become too controlling and seems to have a bit of a mean streak in him,” said the insider.
As his marriage to Elizabeth fell apart, their arguments became public.
“Jared has season tickets to the Indianapolis Colts games,” continued the insider. “On some occasions, he’d argue with Elizabeth at the games, and she’d be crying.”
The couple separated in March 2006 and their divorce became final on Oct. 18 of last year.
Court papers reveal that in addition to proceeds from Jared’s company and his book, Elizabeth will get 60 percent of the sale of the home they own, their 2004 Volvo and substantial portions of the couple’s investments and retirement accounts.
Since the divorce, Jared, 30, has been dating a series of women who accompanied him to Colts’ games, and he’s now got a steady girlfriend, said the source.
“It’s a wonder he’s stayed thin,” added the insider. “At the games, he pours down one draft beer after another and his favorite food is nachos covered in cheese.”