It seemed like these two had it all but apparently This Is Us and former The Young and the Restless star Justin Hartley has filed for divorce from former Days of our Lives star Chrishell Hartley after just over two years of marriage.
Justin Hartley and Chrishell Hartley Call It Quits
TMZ broke the news Friday night that Justin claims irreconcilable differences as the reason and listed the date of separation as being back on July 8, 2019, which means that all the events they’ve appeared at lately, with one being as recently as last week, the two were already apart.
This is heartbreaking news for soap fans, who have loved the almost fairytale pairing, with almost every bit of their relationship — dating, engagement, wedding — making big news.
The two appeared on The Young and the Restless together, where he played Adam Newman and she played Bethany, but he skyrocketed to stardom as Kevin on the NBC hit This Is Us while Chrishell has her own Netflix series called Selling Sunset. They also appeared in a movie together called Another Time. Soap Hub sends our thoughts to both actors during this trying time.
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