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Switched At Birth's Katie Leclerc Files For Divorce From Husband Brian Habecost (Report)

Switched At Birth's Katie Leclerc Files For Divorce From Husband Brian Habecost (Report)

Katie Leclerc has reportedly split from her husband Brian Habecost, according to a new report from TMZ.

The former Switched at Birth star has filed for divorce from Brian, a real estate agent after three years of marriage.

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Not much is known about what caused the split, but Katie has asked the courts not to grant “any requests from Brian for spousal support.”

Katie just finished filming on Party Boat with Brett Davern, which will premiere on Crackle later next month.

Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc is just like all of us — she doesn’t want to say goodbye to Switched at Birth.

“UN-Believable!!” she says about working on the show. “I hit the lotto with Switched at Birth.”

When JJJ brought up a possible reunion one day, Katie was ready to start tomorrow!

“Honestly, I love that our show was never afraid to tackle really though issues,” she adds, looking back on the five seasons she starred as Daphne Vasquez.

One storyline that she would’ve loved to expand on was Emmett’s overdose: “He OD’d because he felt horrible and he needed help. I think we could have expanded on that a bit farther and had a commentary to kids about how it’s ok to feel weird but not ok to hurt yourself.”

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'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

Vanessa Marano’s advice for learning ASL is to practice — which is a great tip.

Katie Leclerc just wants you to make friends — lots and lots and lots of deaf friends.

“I didn’t become really fluent until I immersed myself in the culture as well as forced myself to either sink or swim,” the Switched at Birth actress told JJJ.

If you didn’t know, Katie has a condition called Ménière’s disease, which causes intermittent hearing loss, along with vertigo.

She only discovered she had hearing issues around 2005, when she volunteered to be filmed taking a hearing test for a video about hearing loss.

“One of my first times hanging out with a deaf person I made him repeat his question 12 times,” she adds. “It was embarrassing, but he’s still my friend, and we still laugh about it today!”

So, what’s actually Katie‘s favorite sign? It’s mosquito!

“You make a drill motion near your nose,” she says of how to sign the word. “Other than that, I love a good argument. When Daphne would have ASL fights, I would get so witty!”

Switched at Birth‘s series finale airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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The First 'Switched at Birth' Series Finale Promo Will Make You Happy & Sad All at Once

The First 'Switched at Birth' Series Finale Promo Will Make You Happy & Sad All at Once

There are less than five days until the series finale of Switched at Birth and JJJ is not in the least bit ready.

The first promo was just released and it has us feeling so many emotions, we don’t know what to feel right now.

In the final episode, the Kennish and Vasquez families become nostalgic when they realizes that it’s been five years since the switch was discovered and the two families started living together.

Just hearing and seeing the word nostalgic is making us nostalgic about the entire show! Nope, not ready at all to say goodbye.

Watch the first promo and new clips from the final episode below:


Switched at Birth Series Finale “Long Live Love” Promo

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'Switched At Birth' Remembers Angelo For 100th Episode - Sneak Peek!

'Switched At Birth' Remembers Angelo For 100th Episode - Sneak Peek!

If your breath didn’t hitch in your throat just like Katie Leclerc‘s did during this scene, it definitely should have!

While there’s no new Switched at Birth this week, next week, the longtime series will air its’ 100th episode and it will remember Angelo, Bay and Daphne’s father.

When JJJ spoke to Vanessa Marano about the episode last year, they hadn’t started filming it yet.

“I don’t even know if it will be heartbreaking or not! I’m excited though for Gilles Marini to come back,” she told us.

Vanessa adds, “This entire season has a lot of returning story lines actually. We left a lot of loose ends open last season so now we’re tying everything together. There’s a lot of…it’s very much like a new year because so much time has passed and the girls are at these new places in their lives.”

Watch the heartbreaking scene below and get ready for the 100th episode!


Switched At Birth | Season 5, Episode 6: Daphne Receives Shocking News

Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano & More Share Favorite Books For Disney's 'Magic of Storytelling' Initiative

Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano & More Share Favorite Books For Disney's 'Magic of Storytelling' Initiative

Sasha Pieterse, Vanessa Marano and all our fave Freeform stars teamed up for the best thing ever – BOOKS!

Katie Leclerc, Cierra Ramirez, Shay Mitchell, Emeraude Toubia, Katherine McNamara and Sherri Saum, plus Vanessa and Sasha picked up their fave books to pose for “Shelfies” to support the Magic of Storytelling campaign.

It aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.

Sasha showed off her fave, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems, because she thinks “it’s really funny and cute for kids. It’s the type of book I loved to read when I was little.” So cute!

Shadowhunters star Emeraude picked “Mango, Abuela, and Me” by Meg Medina, because it reminds her of her grandmother. It’s a book she would want to read to her kids in the future.

TELL JJJ: What’s your favorite book of all time?

Psst, if you didn’t know, Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families by the end of March!


Disney Magic Of Storytelling – Freeform Stars Guess Their Fave Books
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'Switched At Birth' Recap: What Will Daphne Do Now After Campus Racism in Last Night's Episode?

'Switched At Birth' Recap: What Will Daphne Do Now After Campus Racism in Last Night's Episode?

Switched at Birth just got so real on last night’s episode.

During the show, Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and Mingo (Adam Hagenbuch) were accused of racism after attending a costume party where Mingo dressed up as Lil Wayne.

While Mingo and Daphne tried to figure out why dressing up like their favorite musician was racist and he can’t figure out why no one at the party had a problem with them but now it is a huge deal, most of their friends, including Iris (who pointed it out), aren’t taking to them.

“On the one hand she’s deaf. She’s Puerto Rican, or she thinks of herself as Puerto Rican even though her skin is white, but who has a bit of a blind spot or a different perspective on race,” creator Lizzy Weiss opens up about the storyline.

“To really throw her into that so that she starts off confused by why something that happens is causing such a stir with her black friends. Then to really take her through a journey, but eventually we shift and we put our black characters at the forefront of the story.”

So, what’s ahead for the show and Daphne? “[She] really struggles to figure out both what she did wrong and truly understand that and then try to mend it.”

Lizzy adds, “As we shift and slowly start moving towards the perspective of our black characters, Iris in Episode 2 really grows in importance. We get to hear her voice and really hear from our black characters [about] what it feels like to walk around a campus in black skin. What are things that white students and white viewers don’t realize? Let’s really ask them.”

WHAT DID YOU THINK of the episode last night?

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Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Took Squirrels From the 'Switched at Birth' Set!

Vanessa Marano & Katie Leclerc Took Squirrels From the 'Switched at Birth' Set!

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Switched at Birth, you know that Kathryn Kennish’s (Lea Thompson) home is covered in squirrels — and that’s just what stars Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc swiped from the set after wrapping the series.

“I definitely have one of Kathryn’s squirrels at home,” Katie was quick to admit in a recent interview.

Vanessa adds, “I know Lea stole a squirrel. Katie stole a squirrel. I also have a squirrel. So, apparently, we just all steal squirrels.”

While watching the final season, be on the lookout for all the squirrels — Kathryn’s apron even has a squirrel on it!

Vanessa also admitted that she really wanted to take something else: “There’s a dresser that I want. I don’t know how I’m going to get it into my car. I might have to pay for it. I’m not sure how I can steal it.”

Lea, along with SAB creator Lizzy Weiss, and co-stars D.W. Moffett and Sharon Pierre-Louis, and Beyond cast Burkely Duffield, Eden Brolin, Jonathan Whitesell, and Romy Rosemont are also pictured below at the aTVfest 2017 presented by SCAD in Atlanta, Ga.

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