‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Texted Wife Chrishell Stause To Tell Her He’d Filed For Divorce
In the clip, which you can watch below, Stause revealed that Hartley told her their divorce was filed through a text message.
“He texted me that we were filed. Forty-five minutes later the world knew,” she said teary-eyed. Mary Fitzgerald, Stause’s friend and co-worker, replied with a shocked question, “He just blindsided you?” Stause nods in response, holding back tears.
“Because of the crazy way in which this went down, people want answers, and I want f—king answers,” Stause said during a confessional.
“That’s sh—ty, like beyond s—ty,” Fitzgerald told her friend.
“I know people are saying we were only married for two years but it’s like we were together for six years,” Stause said. She continued, describing his reaction to confrontation: “In a fight, like that’s his go-to. Like, ‘I’m out, I’m out.’ I hate that kind of impulsive stuff but I always just thought that’s an issue, we’ll work through it.”
“Part of a relationship is you talk about it and, you know, compromise and try and change for the other person. But those are two different things. Getting upset and going down to the courthouse and filing – that’s huge,” Fitzgerald responded.
“If that’s really what you wanted, there are better ways to go about,” Stause said. She said she hadn’t talked with her ex since he texted her that he filed for divorce, adding that she thought he was joking at first.
“What am I supposed to say? What do you say after that?” she said.
The couple split in November after Hartley filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Very few details about the reason for the divorce have been revealed since then, and fans believe that this season of Selling Sunset will hold some of the answers they’ve been looking for.
Season 3 of Selling Sunset premieres on Netflix on Friday, Aug. 7.