THERE’S AN unholy secret behind Ted Turner’s divorce — Jane Fonda was making his life hell with her newfound religion.

Bible-thumping Jane began reciting scripture when they fought — and even took off to prayer sessions in the middle of fights!

“Ted was particularly infuriated when smack in the middle of an argument, born-again Jane would turn on her heels and tell him, ‘I need to pray on this.’ And she bolted for church,” revealed a source.

The Mouth of the South was shocked when his beautiful wife of nine years suddenly found God not long ago — things rapidly went downhill from there and led to Jane filing for divorce on April 16.

“She just came home and said, ‘I’ve become a Christian,'” Turner told an interviewer. “Before that, she was not a religious person. That’s a pretty big change for your wife of many years to tell you.”

Jane suffered from bulimia from age 13 to 37.

Jane recently revealed, “My becoming a Christian upset him very much.”

The source said Jane’s acceptance of Christianity was the final blow to the union in which both partners had been losing faith for some time.

“Ted alternately says he’s an atheist or an agnostic — but either way he’s no churchgoer,” confided the source. “Jane had started going to church to look for answers. She was married to one of the richest men, and was wealthy herself, but all that money didn’t mean anything to her.

“Counseling didn’t help — but Jane said she went to church and instantly felt a peace she hadn’t known for years — if ever!