Although many of the divorce records between Rick and Anne Steves are sealed, Rick travels in Europe about four months of every year, so the couple spent significant time apart. Shortly after his divorce, Rick said on his blog in 2012 that he recently began traveling with a "remarkable" woman named Trish Feaster, but it is unclear if he met Ms. Feater prior to his divorce, or if his relationship with Ms. Feaster contributed to the breakdown of his marriage.
Anne Steves filed for divorce in Snohomish Superior Court in the State of Washington in September of 2009, according to the State of Washington's court case information website. The case number is 09-3-02434-2. The court granted her a divorce on March 5, 2010.
The court sealed financial records relating to the divorce on April 15, 2010 and again on June 11, 2010, but records indicate that the parties executed a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, which indicates that one party transferred partial or full ownership of a financial account in his or her name to the other party. Rick is also a board member of the National Organization for the Legalization of Marijuana, and he is highly involved in a charity housing project for homeless mothers that, along with his many professional commitments, may have needed significant time and attention and caused the couple to grow apart. Rick and Anne Steves have two children in common who are both adults.