Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar have made a shocking decision -- they will continue to live under the same roof, even though their divorce war has become epic.
But here's how rich folk do it ... The house is 29,122 square feet, with 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. In case they want to swim, one will get the indoor pool, the other will swim outdoors.
And to avoid those awkward moments when they might run into each other while taking a stroll, they can roam separately on the 109 acre estate.
Truth be told ... Deion probably still wants Pilar out, but we're told she has no plans to move.
Daughter SLAMS Step-Mom --
You're a 'Gold Diggin H*e'
12/28/2011 1:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders' estranged wife is a "gold diggin h*e" who has been screwing around behind Deion's back ... this according to the NFL star's daughter.
Deiondra Sanders -- Deion's 19-year-old daughter from a previous relationship -- just BLASTED her step-mom on her Twitter account ... claiming Pilar Sanders has been a TERRIBLE wife to her famous father.
Before she unleashed, Deiondra apologized to her father -- claiming Deion "is going to be very upset at me 4 he always takes the higher route."
Then ... she GOES OFF -- claiming Pilar straight up LIED when she claimed she found out Deion filed for divorce on TMZ.com.
Deiondra writes, "#HowYouDidntKnow but yo boxes have been packed for weeks now."
She adds, "HowYoTopPriorityBeen yo marriage and yo kids when u flying out to see other n**gas ... yeah we know."
Deiondra added, "All u had to do was be a supportive wife. Only thing u ever cared about doing with my dad is reality shows."
"Pilar stop tryna play the victim. Maybe if u would of actually loved my dad and not loved the life he gave you we would be here today."
Pilar's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... "Marriage is a relationship between two adults and it doesn’t involve engaging this kind of faceless accusations made by his child."
He adds, "If Deion has something to say, he'll battle it out at the courthouse. Meanwhile Pilar is still trying to protect her children and save her marriage."
Deion Sanders' Wife
I Learned About Our Divorce
... on TMZ!!!
12/27/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders' wife says the former NFL star didn't have the stones to personally tell her he wants a divorce ... shockingly, she learned about the move by checking TMZ.com.
Pilar Sanders' lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells us she was "heartbroken and surprised when [she] read ... that Deion announced his decision, on his own, to end their marriage."
Pilar's lawyer adds, "Pilar's sole focus and top priority for the last 12.5 years has been her marriage and children. Based on recent discoveries, [Pilar] now realizes that Deion did not view their family the same way."
Friedman would not reveal any details about the "recent discoveries" to which he referred.
Friedman tells us Pilar has NOT negotiated a divorce settlement with Deion -- but says she fully intends to protect herself and her children.
Translation -- this divorce ain't gonna come cheap.
Still, Pilar says she isn't 100% convinced the marriage is dead ... chalking up Deion's recent behavior to a "temporary lapse of judgment" ... and insisting she's "confident that he will come to his senses and return to his family as he has in the past."
An adviser for Deion tells TMZ ... the athlete's original statement "speaks for itself" ... adding, "In the best interest of the children, he will not be discussing this matter any further in the media."
Files for Divorce
12/27/2011 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He told you he was gonna do it ... and now TMZ has learned, Deion Sanders has officially filed for divorce from his wife Pilar.
In the documents, Deion states he and Pilar "ceased to live together as husband and wife" on Dec. 21, the date the petition for divorce was filed in Texas.
Deion continues, "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict" ... which "prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."
Deion announced his intentions to get divorced earlier this month -- claiming, "Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect."
Deion and Pilar were married on May 21, 1999. They have 3 children together. Attempts to reach Pilar were unsuccessful.
Divorce Will Cost Him
A GIANT HOUSE
12/20/2011 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders is going to wish he lived in a one-bedroom apartment in a bad part of town -- because TMZ has learned a provision in his prenup states the bigger the home he lives in ... the more he has to fork over to his soon-to-be ex-wife Pilar.
As TMZ first reported, Deion and Pilar are ending their marriage after 12 years. According to our sources, the papers will be filed soon.
Sources close to the couple tell us Deion had agreed to buy Pilar a house when they split ... equal to half the value of whatever their current home is. Well nowadays they live in Prosper, TX -- in a home that's almost 30,000 square feet, with 10 bedrooms, 9 full baths (and 4 half baths) ... and a listing price of $21 million.
We're told Pilar has been house hunting since Thanksgiving, looking for a home in the $9-12 million range.
I'm Getting Divorced
12/17/2011 5:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar are getting divorced ... Sanders tells TMZ.
In a statement, the NFL Hall of Famer tells us, "Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children."
He continues, "We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests."
Deion and Pilar married in 1999 and they have three children together.