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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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Jackie    

The 3 are real celebs...kim is a Hollywood whore and these 2 i have never seen or heard of them. So many new "celebs" on TMZ who pop up from no where...lol

139 days ago
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cmg    

What is it with men who hot women. To me they are just cowards. Pick on someone your size buddy and I mean another man...coward

139 days ago
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Pillsbury Pancakes    

This article about nobodies helps no one. Pills booze, he said she said, all trailer trash. Nothing to see here, move on. Stories like this are the closest thing TMZ gets to late night programming.

139 days ago
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Jayne    

Maybe he's into steroids like so many physical fitness people. Roids can make people turn into monsters who go into a rage. My ex did that. His pupils dilated and..... nevermind. Too scary to recall.

139 days ago
20.

Jayne    

So, raising kids to witness spouse abuse is actually also child abuse. Where's CSD? Scratchin' their you-know-whats, no doubt.

139 days ago
21.

redneck-girl    

See thats why women should get a southern man, they dont hit women. Ive never seen it, ha well on cops but they always in trailor parks and such.

139 days ago
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Tom     

Why is it that every time TMZ has a story up about Black people their are so many racist comments, but I never see racist comments left about White people. But Blacks are too sensitive and always using the race card? GOSH you people are delusional. If this was about a black married couple there would be so many racist bigotry, we truly live in a disgusting world filled with filth. Human beings are the worst species, a lot worst than most animals.

139 days ago
23.

01void    

And stay tuned for the second round.

139 days ago
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zombie    

Sooooo this has been going on for years but she is just now fearing for her and her children's safety. Mmmmkay then. A smart woman would have ditched this loser the minute he showed signs of violence and addiction. Guess the money was too tempting to care until now.

139 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Can anyone name more than 5 couples in Hollywood that have stayed together for more than a decade? That place is so beautiful, the weather the food yet the liberal politics and open relationships crash and burn.

139 days ago
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