Justin Hartley is the blonde dude from NBC’s weepy This Is Us and he’s getting divorced after only two years of marriage. Is this because he went from mere soap opera hunk/CW man-booty to starring on that hit primetime show that’s like Lost but with a lot of crying people in sweaters? It’s wife-ditchin’ n’ tradin’ up time, bruh!
People reports that Justin, 42, filed for divorce from actress Chrishell Stause, 38, on Friday, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple were married in October of 2017.
Justin listed their date of separation as July 8, 2019 but they kept it together for some events.
However, the pair attended the Emmy Awards together on Sept. 22, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Match in Los Angeles on Oct. 5, and a Hollywood Reporter-sponsored pre-Golden Globes party on Nov. 14.
A source close to the couple, says they’ve “been having trouble for awhile.” Chrishell allegedly wanted babies, and Justin allegedly knows he’s been upped showbiz celeb status lists and wants to take advantage of that.
“In many ways, they’re somewhat fundamentally incompatible,” the source told PEOPLE. “Chrishell is really ready to just settle down and be a wife and stay-at-home mom and was hoping to start a family relatively soon. Justin wants that but also doesn’t think it has to happen in the near future and is at a point in his career where he wants to really be able to explore all the options that are coming his way. He’s reached a new level of fame thanks to the show and he doesn’t want to close many doors right now, and that’s not the path Chrishell is looking to take. She thought babies would happen soon after they got married, but it just hasn’t worked out.”
The couple were married at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch on Oct. 28, 2017 in front of well-wishers that included Justin’s fellow This Is Us cast-members including Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown. This is Hartley’s second divorce. He shares a daughter Isabella, 15, with soap opera actress Lindsay Korman whom he was married to from 2004 to 2012.
Chrishell is mostly known for playing Trevor and Janet from Another Planet’s daughter Amanda on All My Children, and also selling real estate on the reality show Selling Sunset. Justin is mostly known for having incredibly good luck with casting agents and that body. Better luck next time, kids.