Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart file for divorce after 14 years of marriage

Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart file for divorce after 14 years of marriage
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane in June 2015 (Getty Images)

Another beautiful showbiz couple bites the dust. Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and his wife of 14 years, Rebecca Gayheart, have filed for divorce and it comes as quite a bit of shock for most of us.  

Even as of December 2017, the couple were seen on a romantic holiday getaway in Hawaii. However, they seem to have pulled a Chris Pratt-Anna Farris on us, right up to the amicable split and joint statement.  

"After 14 years together, we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family," Gayheart and Dane told USA Today, "We will continue our friendship and work as a team to co-parent our two beautiful girls as they are the most important thing in the world to us. We kindly ask that you respect our privacy during this time as we navigate the next phase of our lives.” 


Gayheart and Dane have two beautiful girls together, seven-year-old Billie Beatrice Dane and six-year-old Georgia Dane. The 46-year-old Beverly Hills, 90210 star is reportedly seeking spousal support, as well as joint legal and physical custody of Billie and Georgia, from her 45-year-old husband.

Chrysalis Butterfly Ball Co-chair Rebecca Gayheart-Dane and Actor Eric Dane with Georgia Dane and Billie Beatrice Dane at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The news of their split comes just a while after Dane announced that he is taking a break from his acting career to focus on his mental health. The actor who had a pivotal role in TNT's The Last Ship said back in April of 2017, “I took some time off — I was dealing with some depression, which was kind of odd to me. I felt very conflicted about it because I didn’t really feel like I had anything to be depressed about.” 


He had further urged that others feeling similar emotions take care of themselves and seek help without feeling shameful about it. “You’ve got to listen to your body. It’s a very serious thing. Like I said, I felt very conflicted because I couldn’t figure out what I was depressed about. But it’s very real," he said.

Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart attend the premiere of Disney's 'Cinderella' at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1, 2015 in Hollywood. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

However, there has been no comment from either half of the couple to suggest that the end of their marriage may have been propelled by his mental health issues. Regardless of the cause for the split, we are glad that they are setting their differences aside to focus on their children.  

It is, regardless, sad to see your favorite couples split and reinstate to us singles out here that true love may be an illusion.


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