Chrishell Stause Breaks Silence And Files For Divorce From ‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley

Chrishell Hartley attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater.
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Chrishell Stause Hartley filed divorce papers separately from her husband Justin Hartley, and in hers, she listed a different separation date. The actress also just broke her social media silence, a state she’s maintained since Justin filed his petition in November.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Justin, 42, filed for divorce and listed July 8, 2019 as their separation date. According to a TMZ report, Chrishell, 38, filed her own petition in response to Justin’s, and in it, she listed November 22, 2019, as the day they parted. That date is the day that Justin filed his paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court to dissolve their union.

Initially, Justin’s date of separation raised eyebrows since Chrishell had shared pictures of them at a Golden Globes party just a week before and they’d been together various other times from July to November, including when Justin took over Ellen Degeneres’s talk show.

That’s not the only notable difference in their divorce papers. Chrishell asked that Justin pay spousal support as well as attorney’s fees. Justin specifically said that he did not want to pay either spousal support or attorney’s fees in his own filing. The Days of Our Lives star also noted that she plans to return to her maiden name of Stause after the divorce.

On Monday, Chrishell broke her silence on Instagram. Since Justin filed for divorce, she’s stayed silent, with no posts showing up on her account after November 19. For her first post in almost two weeks, the actress posted a meme with a quote that she credited to author Nishan Panwar.

“It’s hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it is even harder remembering who they used to be.”

Several of Chrishell’s former soap opera co-stars from her time as Amanda Dillon on All My Children and Bethany Bryant on The Young and the Restless chimed in with supportive comments.

Actress Rebecca Budig, who starred with Chrishell on AMC, replied with a series of red heart emoji.

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“Sending love to you,” wrote Y&R actress Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin) along with a heart emoji. Bregman starred with both Chrishell and Justin on Y&R when Justin portrayed Adam Newman on the CBS Daytime drama.

“Sending you so much love,” replied Y&R‘s Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie Brown), who also ended her comment with a red heart.

“Sending you love sweets,” Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart) wrote.

So far, the only reason given for the couple’s divorce is “irreconcilable differences,” which is a common reason spouses use to dissolve a marriage. Chrishell and Justin had been married for two years, engaged for two years, and dated for three years before their engagement.