Is Byron Yawn still married? Wife Robin's silence on Zobrist affair sparks rumors
Robin Yawn's silence about her husband being constantly dragged in media after his affair with Ben Zobrist's wife came to light has been deemed troubling
Ben Zobrist and his estranged wife Julianna are engaged in a heated back and forth ahead of their impending divorce. Julianna allegedly cheated on Zobrist with their family pastor Byron Yawn. The lid on their affair was blown after the pastor's wife got a whiff of it and informed the former Major Baseball League's (MLB) MVP that his wife might be having an emotional but not physical relationship with her husband. Zobrist filed a lawsuit against Yawn on May 6 this year for committing fraud at his charity where the pastor was employed. He is demanding $6 million from Yawn in punitive and compensatory damages. The Zobrists' divorce has now turned into a media circus and will continue to be till their divorce proceedings are complete. The case is set for a seven-day bench trial starting August 9.
The Zobrists' have no qualms divulging details of how they're dealing with their upcoming divorce and all the mudslinging in between. Julianna recently scrubbed her Instagram clear of all photographs of her with her estranged husband and Zobrist continues to let memories of their happier times exist on his, including the photo where he hailed Julianna as "my unicorn in the sky riding on rainbows forever". However, Byron Yawn and his wife Robin are maintaining total radio silence which is leading to a lot of rumors regarding the state of their marriage.
Is Byron Yawn still married?
In his lawsuit, Ben Zobrist has claimed that Byron Yawn, “while acting in his capacity as pastoral counselor" to the Zobrists', “usurped this ministerial-counselor role, violated and betrayed the confidence entrusted to him by the Plaintiff, breached his fiduciary duty”, and “deceitfully used his access as counselor to engage in an inappropriate sexual relationship” with Julianna. After Robin Yawn's revelation, the Zobrists began marital counseling for "re-strengthening their marriage" and at the same time in 2019, the Yawns also allegedly signed up for counseling sessions.
The Yawns are childhood sweethearts who grew up down the street from each other. “They were high school sweethearts and had the special blessing of coming to faith during the same period of their lives,” a bio on the website for Hope Church read. “Their marriage has been about the Gospel from the very beginning.” The couple has three children - Lauren, Wade, and Blake. The couple arrived at Community Bible Church in 2001 and the bio also said during the couple's years at the establishment “they have seen the church flourish under a continuing commitment to expository preaching.”
Byron and Robin Yawn have remained mum about their names being dragged into the Zobrists' affairs. Robin's silence in the matter is troubling as she was the first to find out about her husband and Julianna's relationship which she initially thought was an emotional one. However, Julianna has confirmed she was "guilty of inappropriate marital conduct" but also asserted Ben "is also guilty of inappropriate marital conduct." She did not name Yawn in the documents neither did she elaborate on Ben's alleged misconduct. However, everyone has put two and two together in this case.
Coming back to the Yawns, there is no confirmation if the couple are still together or if Robin has walked out on the marriage. However, there is a high chance that answers will soon be forthcoming as the Zobrists' divorce case is about to begin soon. Speculations are rife that the divorce trial could include testimony from the former pastor who is being sued by Zobrist for millions.