Did Justin Hartley tell people not to believe ex-wife Chrishell Stause?
Justin Hartley and his ex-wife Chrishell Stause had a very publicized breakup on Netflix’s reality show Selling Sunset. Now, there are rumors he’s telling people not to believe Stause’s story. Here’s what we know.
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Justin Hartley told his daughter not to believe rumors about his divorce from Chrishell Stause. In an interview with SiriusXM’s Radio Andy on Thursday, October 22, the This Is Us star revealed that he “cautioned” his sixteen-year-old daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley, to not believe everything she reads about him.
“I think people want to know about other people’s personal affairs, but it’s just, I would just caution people,” he said. “I caution my daughter on this all the time. I said, ‘You can’t — you really can’t just believe something because you read it.’”
Justin Hartley shares his daughter with his ex-wife, Lindsay Korman, to whom he was married from 2004 to 2012. Hartley then went on to marry Chrishell from 2017 to 2019. In August, it came out that he was dating his former Young & the Restless co-star Sofia Pernas. In his interview with Radio Andy, Hartley revealed that he’s “happy” with where his life is at the moment.
While Justin Hartley has yet to respond to the Selling Sunset’s portrayal of the divorce from his second wife, he appeared to publicly address the flurry of reports about the breakup for the first time.
When asked how he deals with having his acting potentially overshadowed by news stories about his personal life, Hartley acknowledged that “this country has an insatiable appetite for gossip”, before adding that the people he surrounds himself with “form opinions based on facts, and not based on, kind of, well, baloney”.
“For the people who want to just, you know, dive into the gossip and believe everything they read, then that’s fine too, if they’re getting entertainment from that. I think it sort of comes with the territory,” Hartley remarked.
Stause and Hartley met on the soap opera circuit. She was a regular on Days of Our Lives and he was starring on The Young & the Restless. They became husband & wife in October 2017 after four years together. “They don’t make them any better than Justin, and I could not be more thrilled to officially be Mrs. Hartley!” Stause told People, granting the outlet exclusive photos of the big day.
Shortly after their second wedding anniversary, Hartley filed for divorce from his wife Stause, citing irreconcilable differences, Entertainment Tonight confirmed. Strangely enough, Justin listed their date of separation as July 8. But Hartley and his wife had several public outings together after that date, with Stause posting a photo of the pair at The Hollywood Reporter Golden Globes party the week before his filing.
Two weeks after that July date of separation, Hartley also shared a sweet birthday post for his wife, Stause, writing, “Let’s all wish this young gem of a human a very happy birthday! To many more years of love & laughs!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY @chrishellhartley !!!!!!! !!!!!!!”
Later in the season, Stause admitted she and Hartley had experienced turbulence, but as his wife she was committed to working through it. “Sometimes it can be hard, I mean I don’t think it should [be] more hard than easy at all, but that’s why I’m so confused…I didn’t feel like that balance was off,” she said.
As for Hartley’s sudden filing, Stause said, “I know people are saying we were only married two years, but it’s like – we were together for six years. In a fight, that’s his go-to, you know? Like, ‘I’m out, I’m out.’ I hate that kind of impulsive stuff, but I always just thought, you know, that’s just an issue, that we work through it.”
Stause’s first social media post following his filing was a cryptic quote. “It’s hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it’s even harder remembering who they used to be,” the post read, suggesting Hartley’s newfound fame was partly to blame.