(RepublicanWire.org) – Fox News anchor Julie Banderas’ shocked the nation when she announced she was divorcing her husband on live television. And now we know why. Her soon-to-be ex-husband was arrested after he held a steak knife to her throat in an argument over mashed potatoes.

He flew into a rage because she ate mashed potatoes he’d made for their kids according to multiple media reports. Andrew Sansone, 55, was arrested and charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, or the incident that happened in their home in the Hamptons the night of December 14.

Banderas said he grabbed a knife from the kitchen and pointed the blade at her neck causing her to fear for her life the police report states. Their three children who are 6, 10, and 12, were not present during the meltdown.

According to The Daily Mail:

A judge later granted a restraining order prohibiting him from having further contact with his wife. However, he retains the right to visit the children, through curbside pickups, sources told DailyMail.com.

While the fight was allegedly triggered by her eating potatoes meant for the kids, the report states that the couple had been fighting earlier in the day.

According to the police report, the couple were arguing about money – a common flashpoint as the two battled over their pending divorce and child custody issues, sources told DailyMail.com.

Sources said that Sansone is pursuing primary custody of their kids as well as financial support from his more successful spouse.

Banderas shocked the world when she announced she was getting a divorce on live television in an earlier appearance on Greg Gutfeld’s hit show.

Gutfeld asked if she was ‘going to get anything for Valentine’s Day and Banderas fired back: “F**k Valentine’s Day. Yeah, it’s stupid.

Even when I was married I didn’t get s**t for Valentine’s Day…

“Well, I’m getting a divorce, I’m going to go ahead and say it right here for the very first time. 

“Congratulations are in order, if you know me, you’d clap.

“That was breaking news, right there.

“It’s stupid, it’s absolutely ridiculous, she said of Valentine’s day. 

“By the way, guys, if you are going to get your girl flowers, don’t bring them to her in a box.

“That’s the only advice I’ve got for you.

“If you come to be in a box, you better be dead,” she said.