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What Angie Harmon's recent restraining order had to do with her marriage

Kristyn Burtt is an LA-based entertainment reporter who has covered everything from 'Dancing With the Stars' to the Oscars. If she’s not on the red carpet, she’s at home in yoga pants watching Netflix and eating potato chips.

We just found evidence from July that Angie Harmon's marriage was in trouble

While many people were shocked when the news came down Sunday night that Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn had separated, we did a little digging and found the news not so surprising. Even though the couple has been married for 13 years, this separation probably happened earlier this year.

Rewind the calendar back to July when the Rizzoli & Isles star was granted a protective order against a transient woman who was threatening her family. TMZ noted the peculiarity of the restraining order because it only included Harmon and her three daughters and did not mention the former NFL player.

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The couple often had a long-distance relationship since her TNT show shot in Los Angeles while Sehorn lived in Charlotte, North Carolina. Even with that distance, one could assume that Harmon would have wanted her husband protected in case the stalker harassed them while he was in town. The failure to add the athlete to the legal document makes us think the couple was already separated.

Harmon shared how difficult the schedule was on the family. She told Your Tango in a recent interview, "We don't get out Friday nights early enough to catch a flight home. So I'm here [in L.A.]. We sometimes meet in Texas, a 2-1/2-hour flight for both of us. I miss my kids, so it's hard, but my children are so understanding."

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The cable star was also quite frank about marriage. She explained, "You have to be really considerate of each other, really kind to each other. It's a lot of work, really."

It seems that the two are trying to keep their separation amicable. Via their rep and People magazine, the couple said, "For the sake of their children, they ask for respect and privacy as they navigate this time in their lives."

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