Q: Can I use my mother's ex-husband's name if he cheated on her? Stating this fact.
A: You have already done so. You have not spelled the name out, but "author's husband" should be a clear identification.
You have asked this several different times on this site. IMO if you use a real person's name you open yourself to a potential libel lawsuit for defamation. Whether you win or not, you are going to pay an attorney to defend you.
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