Did Michelle and Jesse Lally of 'The Valley' Reach a Custody Agreement?

Jesse and Michelle's marriage was a huge plot point in the freshman season of 'The Valley.' What about their custody agreement?

Sheridan Singleton - Author

Jun. 5 2024, Published 10:05 p.m. ET

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The first season of The Valley is now complete, and viewers are very satisfied with the latest addition under the Vanderpump banner. The Valley follows Vanderpump Rules alums Kristen Doute, Brittany Cartwright, and Jax Taylor as they adjust to familial life in the Los Angeles area known as the Valley. The series also features couples Jason and Janet Caperna, Nia and Danny Booko, and one couple that was on the outs immediately — Jesse and Michelle Lally.

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Jesse and Michelle's marriage was a huge plot point in the freshman season of The Valley. Whispers of Michelle's alleged infidelity poured out from various sources. Jax and Kristen both had an idea that Michelle was cheating on Jesse, but no concrete proof was ever provided. Now that the couple is getting divorced, they also have to divide their assets, and even more difficult, they'll need to figure out how to navigate the new adventure of co-parenting.

Jesse and Michelle Lally posing for photo at an event several years ago.
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'The Valley's' Michelle and Jesse Lally navigate a divorce and custody agreement.

According to Jesse, three days after filming ended, Michelle said that she wanted to get a divorce. In the season finale, viewers get a six-month update after the initial season filming. There, fans get a glimpse of their new lifestyle, with Jesse and Michelle living apart. Jesse said that Michelle wanting to get divorced blindsided him despite the constant amount of discussions and whispers surrounding their crumbling marriage during the season. It also gave a glimpse into how they're co-parenting their only child, Isabella.

Michelle Lally posing on DirectTV red carpet event
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Michelle and Jesse are living separate lives.

Michelle has moved into her own place and is seen picking up Isabella from Jesse's place in the finale update. It's clear that while there is no love between the two of them, they both love their daughter and are doing what they can to keep things amicable for her sake. Co-parenting isn't easy, and they certainly have a long road ahead of them as they move forward with their divorce. They have shared custody of their daughter and their dog.

Both Jesse and Michelle have moved on to new romances.

Now that they're on the path to divorce, Jesse and Michelle have both moved on to new relationships. Michelle is currently dating Aaron Nosler. She shared in an interview with The Daily Dish, “Isabella loves him,” Michelle said. “He’s great with children and with Isabella, and I couldn’t ask for anything more right now.” Jesse is dating socialite Lacy Nicole, who he has been seen out and about with over the past few months.

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Lacy Nicole and Jesse Lally pose for photo at a red carpet event.
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Jesse and Michelle weren't the only couple whose marriage ended this season on 'The Valley.'

Another marriage that didn't survive the premiere season is the one between Brittany and Jax. Jax's inability to truly listen to Brittany as well as his penchant for belittling her in private and in public led to their separation. However, Jax continued to deny that they were separated, which caused Brittany additional grief, as she shared during the finale that Jax's actions led people to believe that she was lying.

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