This Is Us star Justin Hartley is proving that his personal life is just as big of a mess as that of his character Kevin Pearson.
On Friday, news broke that the actor had filed for divorce from his wife of two years actress Chrishell Stause. The two seemed like a couple in love. They could often been seen on the red carpet and Chrishell wasn’t shy about showing her support for her famous husband.
Yet, all that has changed and the couple is gearing up for divorce. This will be Justin’s second divorce, and let’s take a look back at his first marriage and his relationship with Chrishell.
Like many actors, Hartley got his start on a soap opera. In 2002, he joined the NBC soap opera Passions, playing the role of Fox Crane. The role would prove to be big for Hartley’s professional and personal life.
Hartley worked closely with Lindsay Korman, who played his love interest on the show. Sparks flew in real life for the two and they began dating shortly after Justin joined the show.
In November 2003, the couple became engaged after six months of dating.
Shortly after Justin and Lindsay’s engagement, the couple announced they were expecting a baby. In May 2004, the couple married in a small, private ceremony. Three months later on July 3rd, the couple welcomed their daughter Isabella into the world.
Lindsay and Justin adjusted to marriage and parenthood. Justin has stated in numerous interviews how much he loves being a dad and isn’t shy about bragging about his daughter. Justin even has walked the red carpet with Isabella and brought her to various awards shows and music festivals.
In 2006, Justin left Passions when he scored the role of Green Arrow on the CW series Smallville. This would help launch Justin’s career as a primetime star.
While Justin was thriving in his professional life, behind the scenes trouble was brewing in his and Lindsay’s marriage.
In May 2012, just days after their eighth wedding anniversary, Lindsay filed for divorce. The couple kept things amicable for the sake of their daughter. Justin and Lindsay share joint custody of Isabella, and remain good friends.
A year and a half after his divorce from Lindsay Korman, Justin began dating soap opera actress Chrishell Stause.
In July 2016, the couple became engaged after two years of dating. Two months later in September, Justin’s show This Is Us premiered on NBC and became a smash hit.
A year later in October 2017, Justin and Chrishell married in a ceremony which had his This Is Us co-stars in attendance. As Justin’s popularity soared, Chrishell was by his side attending the awards shows.
Chrishell was so in love, she changed her last name to Hartley and she shared photos of her new hubby on Instagram.
In a photo dated a week before the divorce announcement, Chrishell and her stepdaughter Isabella are seen with Justin backstage at The Ellen Degeneres Show.
Justin and Chrishell’s divorce has shocked fans, who want to know what went wrong. As the weeks go by, we’re sure to learn more about what led to the end of the couple’s marriage. But for now fans are in mourning over the end of the relationship.