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Barry's Bootcamp Founders

Epic Divorce Meltdown

He's a Physically Abusive Drunk Pill Head

5/5/2014 7:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505-john-and-rachel-mumford-facebook-01Devastating blow to the Hollywood fitness craze known as Barry's Bootcamp -- the married couple behind the company has crumbled in epic fashion ... amid allegations of terrifying violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and more.

43-year-old Rachel Mumford has filed for divorce from 58-year-old John Mumford -- the man who provided the seed money in 1998 -- citing irreconcilable differences ... and that's just the beginning.

Rachel just got a restraining order, after accusing John in legal docs of physically abusing her for years.  She also claims he's been nursing a nasty ecstasy and booze habit that's put not only both of them in danger, but the couple's children as well.

The straw that broke the camel's back -- Rachel claims she and John went to Paris last month, and John flipped out over text messages he read on her phone ... grabbed her, threw her against their hotel room walls, and attempted to smother her on the bed.

Rachel and John were married back in 1997 and have two minor children. Rachel wants physical custody of their kids while John gets help for his drug and booze problems.

Barry's has blown up with locations across the country -- and remains a staple in the Hollwood fitness scene ... with celeb regulars like Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and many more.

We've reached out to John for comment -- so far, no word back.

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1.

Jen    

No one knows or cares who these ****tards are.

174 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Who are these people? Just one of a million couples having problems.!this is news? The people need to be well known.

174 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Oh

174 days ago
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MILK    

"the man who provided the seed money in 1998" ... OMG SHE'S A GOLD DIGGER

174 days ago
5.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Seriously TMZ . WTF ?

174 days ago
6.

Chris    

What the hell?

174 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Barrys Bootcamp is what life is really all about I guess

174 days ago
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EnquirerLover    

Ummmm so these the parents from Mumford and sons! Who would have known they were the source of all these miracoulsly SKINNY clients. Now we know why?Seems Barry added a little more Boot in that Camp!

174 days ago
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static    

NFI who they are.

174 days ago
10.

Yurra Knutz    

OK, I give up.
I read it but I don't see it.
Where's the nasty hook with the race bait on it.

174 days ago
11.

Roberik 22    

Should we even be surprised.?

174 days ago
12.

writenow    

Check the DV stats at www.familylawcourts.com
Women who put up with abuse like this are part of the problem as they worry more about being broke than what their actions teach their kids. Talk about bad role models. Both of them set new lows.

174 days ago
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Sally M    

Every couple I've ever known that "had everything", looks, money, popularity, nice home, seemingly fantastic relationship... Turned out to be a nasty mess and they were just holding up this facade of fabulousness.

174 days ago
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boo boo    

I think those boot camp things are a fad. Just get a trainer and go to the gym with a workout plan tailored just for you. Oh, and for best results: keep a food log....avoid abusing alcohol, pills and your wife.

174 days ago
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notalawyer    

Obviously did not work for Kim Kardashian...

174 days ago
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