Who is Armie Hammer's lunch companion Jessica Ciencin Henriquez? Here's what we know about Josh Lucas' ex-wife
The ‘Call Me by Your Name’ actor was recently spotted having lunch with Jessica Ciencin Henriquez at Osteria Mamma in Los Angeles
Fans are always interested to know who their favorite celebrities are dating. Unless the actor/actress themselves admit or make it "Instagram official" – it is all rumors. One such actor who has got the rumor mills spinning is Armie Hammer. The ‘Call Me by Your Name’ actor was recently spotted having lunch with Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, actor Josh Lucas' ex-wife. According to eonline, the duo was clicked sitting close to each other while having a meal at Osteria Mamma in Los Angeles.
The report couldn’t confirm how long the two hung out but a source said that Hammer was seen with Rumer Willis "the same day". E! News had also reported that Hammer was spotted on an afternoon stroll with Rumer, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' daughter. The report states that Rumer and Hammer were photographed together wearing blue facemasks – in one such photo the actor had his arm wrapped around the actress' waist.
However, a source told the website, "He isn't dating or in a relationship with anyone. He and his ex were together since his early 20's so he isn't looking for a relationship now."
Hammer and his former wife Elizabeth Chambers announced their split on social media in a joint statement. They wrote: "Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage." They continued, "As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority."
The statement concludes: “We understand this news lends itself to public dialogue, but in the interest of our children and our family, we’re asking for privacy, compassion and love during this time." Hammer and Chambers share two children, five-year-old daughter Harper and three-year-old son Ford.
While Hammer and Rumer haven’t commented on their recent outing, Jessica told Page Six, "That's just me having lunch." But when she was asked about dating him by the website, she did not comment.
Who is Jessica Ciencin Henriquez?
Jessica is a writer and she was married to Lucas for two years – 2012 to 2014 – and share an eight-year-old son Noah. According to People, the two have been rumored to be off-again-on-again since their split. But through an angry tweet in May this year, Jessica accused Lucas of "cheating" while trying to supposedly reconcile, according to People.
She issued a message on Twitter with the caption: "Exes are exes for a reason." The message read: "Having a child with someone makes you want to forgive them more than you normally would, it makes you believe they are better than they are. But it takes a really sh*t human to cheat on their partner (correction: now ex partner) in the middle of a pandemic. Thank you for reminding me why I left you in the first place."
She added, "I deserve better than this. Our son deserves better than this. And yes, I am airing this publicly because there are a lot of women accepting much less than they deserve because there are kids in the picture. You’re not stupid for hoping, for believing that people can change. I see you."
Exes are exes for a reason. 😘 pic.twitter.com/rIRQw7QLDK— Jessica Ciencin Henriquez (@TheWriterJess) May 29, 2020
A source close to the actor told People that they had not resumed a romantic relationship, saying "They haven’t been together in a long time. They are co-parents and have been doing so since their split in 2014. They're in California now but live separately. They weren’t trying to reconcile."
Lucas and Henriquez were “birds nest” co-parenting their son since they split. It means while Noah stays in the same place, they rotate in and out of the same house. According to Page Six, the rumors of their reconciliation surfaced many times and they have attended publicly together with Noah in the past. According to the report, last year, they even moved to Bali with Noah so that the child could attend a special environment-conscious school.
In a 2018 essay for Time magazine, she had written, "There have been happy moments in my co-parenting journey where that felt true, but those moments are not the majority of my experience. Shared family vacations and weekly dinner dates didn’t happen without endless negotiations and blurred lines along the way. So, here we go, I'll say the thing that no one else wants to say: Co-parenting sucks."
She also wrote: "We tried really hard to be the world’s friendliest exes and in photos it was believable, but in reality, we were actually two people desperately clinging onto the fantasy of what we thought our family could look like."