Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate Pearson on the hit television series This Is Us, is undoubtedly at the top of her game. Many honours, including two Golden Globe nominations, an Emmy nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, have been bestowed upon Metz as a result of her fame. She also gave a performance of “I’m Standing With You,” the popular song from the Christian drama Breakthrough, during the 2020 Academy Awards.
Naturally, the Florida native is more than just her stellar résumé. A difficult personal life, including a 2015 divorce from her first spouse, playwright Martyn Eaden, hides beneath her extraordinary work ethic. When Metz was linked to composer Hal Rosenfeld, a man 13 years her junior, in November 2018, interest in the ex-seven-year couple’s marriage exploded. Although it’s clear that fans are interested in the divorce with her ex-husband, it’s unclear at this point whether Rosenfeld and the actor are still together.
Are you prepared to delve into Metz’s prior love life? Here is everything we know about Martyn Eaden, Chrissy Metz’s ex-husband.
Chrissy Metz’s honest admission about her marriage
Here is some background information to consider before we unveil Chrissy Metz’s humbling remark regarding her marriage: Martyn Eaden, a British native, met the This Is Us star while he was still travelling abroad and using a dating app. Before making the trip to Santa Barbara to get married in 2008, the couple lived apart for a while before deciding to part ways in January 2013, according to Radar Online. The independent copywriter subsequently filed for divorce in November 2014, but Metz never replied. Eaden appeared to be irritated and asked the judge to grant him an uncontested divorce, which was granted in December 2015.
According to the Daily Mail, Metz acknowledged in her 2018 memoir that her marriage was doomed from the start since her spouse could not get along with her “loud and extroverted” family. Things got out of hand when the two took different approaches to losing weight — Metz joined Overeating Anonymous while Eaden started going on hikes with a female coworker. According to the Daily Mail, she stated, “I was trying so hard to get ahold of my relationship with my body and overcome my habit of eating my feelings and of equating food with sharing love.” I was unsure of how to interact with Marty without abusing. She declared, “Simply put, we don’t fit. Yet I care about him, and I frequently check in on him. Being a better ex-wife than I was a wife is something I’m still working on.”
It all works out in the end.
Chrissy Metz’s mom speaks out
Those who are still perplexed over Chrissy Metz and Martyn Eaden’s breakup should be aware that they are not alone. “I remember when Chrissy told me they had broken up, but she never really went into why they split, and that was her business,” said Metz’s mother, Denise Hodge, to Radar Online in 2017. Hodge did admit that the author was a “lovely guy” and her daughter’s “first real love,” though.
Hodge may not have known about the breakup, but in her 2018 memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today, Metz was open about their downfall. According to the Daily Mail, the actor remembered Eaden saying after a disagreement “It is all about you. Chrissy, you are equally egocentric and self-centered. You have been at the centre of everything from the beginning.” Ouch!
As Metz acknowledged in the introduction of her book, there may have been some validity to the Brit’s assertion “I had a great husband who I later divorced because I was unable to love myself. The realisation that I possess everything I require to soar only came to me after I gave up seeking external affirmation and turned inward.”
Hey, Metz is at least doing well right now. And as for Eaden, let’s hope he’s achieved the same level of serenity.
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