Why did Kate Quigley and Darius Rucker split? Comedian called pic with ex 'the worst'
Comedian Kate Quigley made headlines over the weekend after it was reported that she landed herself in the hospital after consuming Fentanyl-laced cocaine. She was found by police in a critical condition and taken to the hospital on September 3 after overdosing on the drug at comedian Fuquan Johnson's Venice, Los Angeles home in an event that left Johnson and another person dead.
Later, a friend of hers, Brian Redban, revealed that she is in pretty bad shape, sharing screenshots of a chat with Quigley on Instagram. "I’m alive. I’m not great. But I’m ok," Quigley texted Redban after he messaged her "text me if you are ok." He also added the caption, "I have had a bad month.. And this just ruined me.. Hug everyone you love," to the story. Not much is known about Quigley's dating life except the fact that she was reportedly dating Darius Rucker, who is a singer and songwriter. So far, he has not commented on Quigley's health.
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Why did Kate Quigley and Darius Rucker break up?
Quigley was reportedly romantically linked to Rucker as recently as the beginning of summer 2021. They allegedly had dated for much of last year shortly after the former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman's divorce. However, TMZ has reported that the pair has now broken up. After less than a year together, the couple is said to have gone their separate ways. None of them have released a statement stating the reason behind their split.
In May, Quigley had shared a photo of herself with Rucker wearing matching T-shirts with the caption "These couples are the worst". That is the only picture available of the former couple which is up on Quigley's Instagram page.
Darius Rucker's divorce
Rucker met Beth Leonard when she was working at VH1 and they began dating. They got married in 2000. After nearly 20 years of staying together, Rucker announced he and Leonard would be separating or "consciously uncoupling" in July 2020.
In an emotional Instagram post, the country singer said that the decision to split was mutual and the couple would remain friends. "Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other's biggest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other. Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always. The couple has two children together: Daniella Rose, 20, and Jack, 16. Rucker's had his oldest daughter Carolyn, 26, with former girlfriend Elizabeth Ann Phillips. Leonard became Carolyn's mother too.