It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Eric Mumford, husband of Judge Lynn Toler, best known as the host of the popular television show Divorce Court. The cause of Mr. Mumford’s death has not yet been released.
Judge Toler took to Instagram on January 4th to share the sad news of her husband’s death, writing:
“Eric Mumford Big E. January 1, 1951 – December 23, 2022. I am in a million pieces.”
Judge Lynn Toler & Eric Mumford Were Married For Over 33 Years
Eric “Big E” Mumford was Toler’s romantic partner for over 33 years. Eric was born on January 1, 1951, in Ohio. He met his wife-to-be in 1986 and already had four children from his first marriage, according to details Toler shared in an Op-Ed for Huffington Post regarding their relationship.
Despite facing challenges in their marriage, Judge Toler and Mr. Mumford remained devoted to each other. The pair relied on their strong bond and the lessons learned from Judge Toler’s work on Divorce Court to weather storms. The television judge also shared that their love and commitment to one another allowed them to enjoy a happy, fulfilling marriage for more than three decades.
Check this out! BigE with a big grin on his face. I HAD to share. This was us (Me BigE and Big Sis) last night at Thanksgiving dinner. She still has her Bah Humbug hat on. She wear it everywhere as long as the season lasts.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/hsq3I0q7C9
— Judge Lynn Toler (@RealJudgeLynn) November 26, 2021
Grieving Judge Lynn Toler Stays Positive Ahead Of Sad Announcement
The grieving Judge seems to be staying positive following the loss of her husband of 33 years. Ahead of announcing his death, Tole shared a positive message with followers going into the new year, suggesting that love survives loss.
Love survives loss. Beats the crap out of you in the moment, but good #love is worth great pain.
I wish you well. I hope you have a love the echoes forever in your heart and #family (thought they tend to work your nerves) that surrounds and grounds you. Give them all the #grace that YOU need from them.
Mr. Mumford’s passing is a great loss to all who knew him, and our thoughts and condolences go out to Judge Toler and the entire family during this difficult time.