Something Navy's Arielle Charnas and Husband Brandon Deny Divorce Rumors
After rumors regarding the finances of Something Navy, and the marriage of its founder Arielle Charnas and her husband Brandon, alighted Instagram gossip account DeuxMoi and Reddit message boards this week, the couple is going on the record.
"This is categorically false," Matthew Scanlan, CEO of Something Navy, told Women's Wear Daily of the alleged embezzlement rumors. "Brandon Charnas does not have access to company bank accounts. He is not an employee of the company, and he has no access points." In addition, his real estate company denied any financial wrongdoings. "Brandon Charnas is a cofounder of Current Real Estate. There has been no embezzlement at Current Real Estate," a spokeswoman told WWD.
With regard to the rumors that Arielle and Brandon Charnas are divorcing, a spokeswoman for Arielle told Page Six, "This is patently false. They are happily married and in love." The Charnases, who married in 2014, have three daughters.
In light of the internet speculation, Arielle Charnas, who has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, has restricted comments on her posts. Her most recent snap, as of this writing, shows her holding coffee on the streets of New York City in a classic OOTD (outfit of the day post). Her husband commented "📷 👌"
This is not the first time the couple has been under increased public scrutiny. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arielle reportedly ignored shelter-in-place mandates to self-isolate in the Hamptons. In a statement released at the time on her Instagram, she said they quarantined at their home in New York City for 14 days.
"Once we properly monitored our symptoms and determined that a) we had no fever for at least 72 hours, b) all symptoms had improved and c) at least seven days had passed since our symptoms first appeared, we decided to leave the city, after several consultations with doctors who granted us permission," she said.
"We all make mistakes, including me, especially when a crisis such as this is developing so quickly," she continued. "My family and I are truly sorry to those we have offended for not appearing to be taking this crisis gravely seriously, and we are committed to making informed, responsible decisions moving forward."
Charnas's brand, Something Navy, launched with Nordstrom before becoming a stand-alone retailer in 2020. The company has four stores and its investors, according to WWD, include Beliead Ventures, L Catterton, Vanterra Capital, Box Group, Jenny Fleiss, Silas Capital, Third Kind Venture Capital, SWAT Equity, Black Jays Ventures, and The Seed Lab, among others.
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