Justin Hartly and Chrishell Stause’s divorce came as a shock to many, as the couple had been married for just two years. The This Is Us star filed for divorce from his wife in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple had met while working on the set of daytime television shows.
Hartley was the lead on The Young and the Restless, while Stause was a mainstay on Days of Our Lives. They tied the knot in October 2017 after being together for four years.
The news of the divorce spread quickly, and fans of Selling Sunset were
especially perplexed because only hours before the news broke, Stause had been selling “coffee with Justin Hartley” at a charity auction.
So why did Justin Hartly file for divorce? Unfortunately, there is no clear
answer to this question. Hartley cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, but it is unclear what those differences were. Some have speculated that Hartley’s sudden rise to fame may have been a factor in the split, as Stause had previously remarked jokingly that she would have taken her own life if she had ended up with the person she was with when she was 25.
It is also possible that the couple simply grew apart over time, as can happen in any relationship. Whatever the reason for the divorce, it is clear that it was a difficult decision for both parties. Stause has since opened up about her experience, saying that it was “hard, and it destroys your sense of self-worth to the point where all you can think is, ‘How could you do it this way?’”
At WKO Family Law, we understand how difficult it can be to go through a divorce. We are here to help you navigate the process and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to get through this difficult time. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.