It seemingly took many fans of This is Us by surprise last month when the show’s star Justin Hartley and wife Chrishell Stause announced their split after just two years of marriage.
But perhaps, the most surprised person of all was Stause herself.
“Yes, they’d had some problems, but she certainly never thought he would just go and suddenly file for divorce, and not even try to save things,” a source close to the couple tells People magazine in a new interview. “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 necessarily the path Chrishell is looking to take. She thought babies would happen soon after they got married, but it just hasn’t worked out.”
Sadly, a recent Instagram post gave fans a little look into what Stause is currently going through. On Monday (Dec. 2,) Stause posted a quote from author Nishan Panwar that read, “It’s hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it’s even harder remembering who they used to be.”
Friends say that Hartley himself is also having a tough time dealing with it all. “Justin is obviously very disappointed that his marriage didn’t work,” the source also told People.
Here’s to hoping that the two find happiness, one way or another.