'Arrow' star Juliana Harkavy divorces husband Peter Kupchick after six years of marriage
In an emotional post, she talks about finding the courage to speak the truth and undergoing intensive therapy in order to come to terms with her new situation
Juliana Harkavy, who plays the beloved character Dinah Drake / Black Canary in The CW's Arrowverse, announced on April 20 that she has been separated from her husband Peter Christopher Kupchick for some time and that she is currently in the process of securing a divorce. Harkavy and Kupchick have been married since 2014.
The 'Arrow' star, who has also appeared on 'The Walking Dead', made the announcement via an emotional Instagram post that was also shared on her Twitter page. In the post, she talks about finding the courage to speak the truth and come to terms with her new situation.
"I am on a healing path. Finding the courage to speak honestly about my journey has taken a long time to uncover, but courage, by definition, comes when we do what we are afraid to do," Harkavy wrote. "I have been separated from my ex-husband for quite some time now. The pain and minutia of divorce is a nightmare. It was nonetheless the best decision that I could have made for my sanctuary and well being. I decided to choose and love myself."
She ended the message with the words, "To anyone who needs to hear it, I want you to know that happiness and wholeness is possible, if you so choose it. It's your garden. And yes, you, and I, are worthy."
Some of Harkavy's costars and colleagues from the Arrowverse have come out in support of the actor, offering messages of love.
'Arrow' showrunner Beth Schwartz commented on the Instagram post writing, "Love you! So proud of you and can’t wait to give you a hug when hugging is allowed!"
"I love you so much Jules," wrote Colton Haynes, who played Roy Harper / Arsenal on 'Arrow' alongside Harkavy. "You are the most gorgeous soul & have been such a light in my life."
Over on Twitter, a number of fans have come out offering their support. One fan tweeted, "Juliana, I can’t tell you how proud I am of you. For telling us and opening up about your journey, and reconnecting with yourself and fall in love with yourself even more. You’re right, you and I and everyone are worth it, I adore you."
Another fan wrote, "You are such a strong, inspirational woman and I can’t imagine what you would’ve went through. I am so proud of you for prevailing and doing what was best for you. We love you so much Juliana! Thank you for sharing your story with us! (sic)"
"Thank you for sharing this with us and I'm sorry for what you've been through," another fan said. "I hope you feel better and relieved. Stay strong and you got this."