Justin Hartley appears to have moved on just six months after filing for divorce from his “Selling Sunset” estranged wife, Chrishell Stause. The “This Is Us” actor was spotted kissing his former “Young and the Restless” co-star Sofia Pernas on Friday, May 29. Hartley was photographed planting a big one on the brunette bombshell as she dropped him off at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in the Los Angeles area ahead of the weekend. Not only were the two co-stars, but Justin Hartley’s soon-to-be ex-wife was also on the show!
According to Daily Mail, who first posted the kissing snaps, Pernas dropped Hartley off at the orthopedic then returned to pick him up hours later. The ABC star was seen being wheeled out by a nurse with a mask on his face and getting into the waiting black SUV. This is the first woman we’ve seen Hartley with since reportedly “blindsiding” Stause by filing for divorce in November. Hartley and former co-star, who now appears to be his real-life lover, have quite the history.
He’s very familiar with Pernas, and her lips because the duo played on-screen boyfriend and girlfriend on the soap opera. He joined “The Young and the Restless” in 2014 and played a character named Adam Newman. Pernas was added to the cast one year later as Marisa Sierras, Adam Newman’s girlfriend. But here’s the kicker — Hartley met his estranged wife on the set of the show. Chrishell Stause played Bethany Bryant on the hit show when she became a castmember in 2016.
That was the same year that Hartley left the show. Following his divorce filing, things quickly turned ugly between the actor and his reality show ex. The “This Is Us” star stated “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, but he dated the date of their separation as July 8, 2019. There’s plenty of photos on the former duo’s social media after that date showing them appearing still very much in love, including a Golden Globes 2020 Ambassador event three months later.
Stause responded to their divorce and listed their date of separation as November 22, 2019, the same day the actor went to court and abruptly filed. As The Blast reported, Chrishell Stause recently broke her silence following the split after just two years of marriage. Sharing a quote written by author Nishan Panwar, the 38-year-old soap opera actress’s Instagram message read, “It’s hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it’s even harder remembering who they used to be.”