Chrissy Metz became a household name in 2016 for her role as Kate Pearson in the NBC hit series This Is Us. Since she doesn’t fit the traditional mold of a Hollywood starlet (read: she’s not stick-thin), she’s a relatable role model for plenty of female viewers, and her newfound fame has had people asking about her love life.
As it turns out, the actress was recently divorced. Here’s what we know about Chrissy Metz’s former husband, Martyn Eaden, and her current relationship status.
Chrissy’s Ex-Husband Martyn Eaden
Martyn Eaden is a British screenwriter best known for being the ex-husband of Chrissy Metz. Very little is known about Eaden except that he met Metz over a dating app in 2006. He was living in Sheffield, England while she was in Los Angeles, and the two exchanged e-mails for months before he flew out to meet her. The couple married on January 5, 2008, in Santa Barbara, California. They separated five years later in January 2013.
The two never had children, which helped Eaden as he slipped back into anonymity. His IMDb page credits him for work on two horror films: Spurned (2016) and Death Factory (2014). He has no known social media accounts and has reportedly returned to his former life in England.
Why Did Chrissy Metz And Martyn Eaden Get A Divorce?
When filing for divorce in November 2014, Eaden cited “irreconcilable differences.” Metz mentions the split in her book This is Me but doesn’t share specific details.
“We’re just not the right fit,” writes Metz. “But I love him, and I’m always checking in on him. I am still working on being a better ex-wife than I was a wife.”
Metz doesn’t seem at all bitter or heartbroken by the experience. In fact, she used it as an opportunity to figure out what she wants and who she wants to be in her future relationships. In This is Me, she shares a list of seven vows she made to herself following the split. Among them: don’t suffer for love, and don’t be afraid to try new things.
Is Chrissy Metz Currently Dating Anyone?
After the divorce, Metz briefly dated This Is Us cameraman Josh Stancil. Her next boyfriend was composer Hal Rosenfeld, who is 13 years her junior. The two first appeared to be an item in 2018 at Metz’s 38th birthday party in Palm Springs; the couple then made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Golden Globes. But the relationship was short-lived. In August 2020, she revealed on her Instagram story they had been broken up for almost two years.
These days Metz has been linked to Nashville-based real estate broker Bradley Collins. The two went Instagram official on October 3, and they’ve been openly declaring their love for each other ever since.
Rumor has it people close to Metz are concerned about the fast pace at which the romance is moving. But she seems to be happy, and fans should support the fact that she and her ex-husband Eaden have moved on for the better.