Dean Sheremet & his wife of nearly 5 years are divorcing, ‘it’s very amicable’

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If you’ve spent any time on Dean Sheremet’s social media over the past few years, you’ve probably seen cute photos of his photographer wife, Sarah Silver. Dean and Sarah met a year or so after his divorce from LeAnn Rimes, and Dean and Sarah were married in August 2011. But something happened in the past year especially… the photos of Sarah got fewer and far between. Dean started promoting his cookbook and talking about his first marriage in interviews. And now Dean and Sarah are over! Sad.

Dean Sheremet and Sarah Silver are calling it quits after nearly five years of marriage, a source close to the couple tells E! News exclusively.

“It’s very amicable.He was ready for a family but she wanted to focus on her growing photography career. They remain friends,” the insider tells us.

The dancer-turned chef and food blogger, who was married to singer LeAnn Rimes for seven years, tied the knot to Silver back in August 2011. Sheremet posted a video of the newlyweds stepping out of a City Clerk’s office at the time of the ceremony.

[From E! News]

I hope it is amicable. I hope there’s no drama online or elsewhere because LeAnn Rimes and her fans will just eat it up and throw it into Dean’s face. Like, I can already feel some wild theories spinning around, that Dean is the one with two divorces, that he’s “the issue,” all of that. I think it’s more likely that Sarah was the one who wanted to end things because, as the source says, they wanted different things. Anyway… Dean seems like a nice guy. I hope he keeps his chin up.



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  1. UCatwoman says:

    Maybe having children is something you discuss before marriage, not after. I dated many men who wanted kids, while I did not. Catman and I have been married 22 child free years now.

    • Amy says:

      +1, UC. My husband absolutely didn’t want children, and I did. Which is why it’s great that we didn’t meet until my youngest was a senior in high school.

    • Patricia says:

      Exactly what I came here to say.
      I wish him the best, and her. I’m not trying to be rude but really, how was this not something they discussed before marriage?

      It happens a lot though. I know several men who think “oh she will come around” in regards to their wives wanting children. Guess what guys? Being a wife for X amount of years doesn’t suddenly make a woman want a child! They shouldn’t have married a woman who didn’t want children if their hearts were set on children. And no woman should be pressured into having children just to keep a marriage happy.

      • jenn12 says:

        Sometimes you think you don’t want kids, and you end up wanting them. Or vice versa. Or you only want one, and your partner thinks s/he’s cool with it, but turns out s/he isn’t. I think Dean jumps into relationships very quickly, but this time he has his own identity and career. I don’t get the gay remarks; he doesn’t seem like someone who would have an issue being gay. I think now that he has his career and direction, he needs to think about what he really wants in a relationship. JMO, though.

      • Tiffany says:

        @Pat. People change while in the relationship. You can be on the same page in the beginning of it and then something changes.

      • Isa says:

        Why would you think they didn’t discuss this? People and circumstances change.

      • lucy2 says:

        Definitely something that should be discussed, but I fully agree that people can change their minds, especially as relationships change too. They may originally both wanted kids, who knows, but maybe over time one or both of them realized it wasn’t the right relationship for that.

      • tealily says:

        @Isa, exactly. The way it’s phrased, they make it sound like a timing thing. He’s ready to start a family now, she isn’t. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t want kids ever, she still might. Anyway, I think it’s rare for couples to divorce for one reason alone. This is probably just the easiest explanation and perhaps all they would like to say publicly.

      • holly hobby says:

        On the other hand, I knew someone at my former work place who told her boyfriend that “she will think about” having kids until he put a ring on her finger. She had no intention of having kids (not that there’s something wrong about that) but to string someone along was bad. They were married for 5 years before the relationship broke down over kids. I understand he married someone else and now has a family.

        So don’t always assume it’s the man thinking the woman will come around. Sometimes, one of the parties in the relationship keeps paying lip service and the other keeps waiting for that day (yeah forget about that either you’re in or out) but it never comes.

      • Wren says:

        Or maybe at the time they discussed it they felt differently. Then as time went on things changed. It happens and it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s anyone’s fault.

        I’m actually in a similar place. My husband kind of wants kids, I’ve always been uncertain leaning towards no, and I’ve never made a secret about it. He wanted to be with me anyway, even though I’ve made it clear that I don’t want children. He’s okay with that. But there may come a day when he’s no longer okay with that and having a family is more important. That’s not something you can necessary predict and certainly not something you can change.

      • Jess says:

        Maybe they did discuss it and she just changed her mind, he seems like the type who would be very honest about a desire for children, and even I remember LeAnn talking about them maybe having them soon when they were married, so surely Sarah knew that would be an issue for him?

        My husband and I talked about it early on and said we’d want to wait around 2 years, but that’s flying by quickly and neither of us feel close to ready yet. I have an 8 year old and she keeps us busy enough, and the rare times we have a sitter for her we enjoy being alone and realize we wouldn’t be able to do certain things if we add another child into the mix right now. So things can change, you never know! 😄

    • Esmom says:

      I hear you but in the case of these two, the statement rang false to me, like they’re just using that reason as an excuse.

    • Embee says:

      I’m suspicious of this being the real reason. Men saying they had to get a divorce because they wanted a family and she didn’t gives them a virtual free pass in the media. They instantly, reflexively become sympathetic figures in our culture. Poor guy! He just wanted babies!

    • Coco says:

      Sometimes people change their minds. Or, you’ve got a timeline as a couple and when that time for kids comes up, one realizes they aren’t there yet. This happened to my husband and I. He kept pushing back when to start trying over the course of a year. I finally said he’s got six months for us to get on the same page and if at the end of six months we aren’t trying to get pregnant, then maybe deep down we want different things. And that’s ok. No one was doing anything wrong, but I’m also not going to wait for someone who might not ever get there. I was almost 35 when we had the “wake up call” talk. If we tried and never got pregnant, that was fine too. I just wanted us on the same page as a couple because otherwise that can lead to resentment over time. We conceived at month five out of the six month timeline and I’m now in my second trimester with a healthy baby. My husband has morphed into a proud papa and is so excited. Definitely reassuring after the place we were last summer. If we had not come together over this, I would have left our marriage. It would have been hard but it would have been the right decision for me. Yes, discussing kids before marriage is really important, but people and their wants change and you sometimes have to make difficult decisions you thought were already long ago decided.

      • Zapuff says:

        very true. I’m glad it worked out great for you! and congrats!

      • Coco says:

        Thanks! It was a difficult realization and conversation to have but I felt much better afterwards. And I could see the “oh shit” moment happening in my husband’s brain that I think was important for him to come to terms that he didn’t want to wait either. I mean, there was a part of me that was hesitant too because I love our lifestyle. But if we waited till everything was perfect, we would never get pregnant.

    • Dlo says:

      You are assuming having children was not discussed, that is a huge assumption and do you know what you do when you assume?

  2. Lucy says:

    Oh no. Just when I thought Leann couldn’t be more insuferable. I hope both Dean and Sarah are okay.

  3. Jayna says:

    She’s older than Dean. He mentioned that in an interview. So I imagine at this stage if she doesn’t want children and that’s the sticking point, then maybe she isn’t interested in parenthood. Her career seems to be really going full swing successwise. There’s always more than one reason for a marriage to fail, though. Who knows what their issues are.

    I thought it was a little strange how little he talked about the marriage while promoting his book. He talked about it, but not in the terms you would expect. I think they probably agreed to wait until his book came out and he finished promoting it to announce the divorce.

    • Dlo says:

      Agree that would be the logical thing to do, wait til after the book came out. Just sad, I was pulling for them😞

  4. Rhiley says:

    I have written this before and people pounce but he pings my gaydar. He does seem like a very sweet, grounded man and maybe he needs another sweet, grounded man to share his life with. Maybe not, but maybe.

    • Kitten says:

      No pouncing from me because ITA.

      • joanne says:

        i think it’s very wrong to speculate on someone’s sexuality. when Dean responded to being called gay by one of Leann’s minions, he said he didn’t like it being used as an insult. why would a gay man marry 2 women? please don’t say he’s latent because he is a very open person.

      • Kitten says:

        “why would a gay man marry 2 women?”

        It happens all the time. Religion, fear, not knowing oneself, pressure from one’s family, there’s a million reasons…

      • Gummi says:

        Not in this day and age, and not in showbiz. This is not the 1950s. Heck, there is GAY MARRIAGE in America, now. I think some need to accept that he has no pings on a gaydar and he is as gay as I am the pope. And I am female, and non-Catholic.

      • Kitten says:

        @Gummi-You’ve never heard the phrase “on the DL” huh?
        You’re living in a fantasy world if you think that there aren’t people in the entertainment world who are still in the closet.

      • Wren says:

        I’m ambivalent but I also consider such speculation rather rude so I’ll just stop there.

        However, even though gay marriage is legal and being gay is much more accepted these days it doesn’t mean every single gay person is (or wants to be) “out and proud”. There are gay people in straight relationships for all kinds of reasons. Heck, people stay in unsuitable relationships all the time, sexual orientation aside.

      • Tammy says:

        I thought he was gay, too. And this was prior to his divorce from Leann and all the rumors were swirling around about him. I saw a behind the scenes special when he was dating Leann and I asked myself does she know he is gay?

        What if he is, knew it but won’t come out because of whatever reason and yet married two women? Does that change anyone opinion’s about him being such a nice guy?

      • ohdear says:

        @joanne – I think a gay man who marries a second time might do so for a variety of reasons:
        – to give more credibility to his first marriage and to ‘prove’ he isn’t gay
        – because being gay is not something that he has accepted for himself and he is trying to find a partner and a situation that help him avoid it
        – for companionship – he may have truly loved both women, enough to marry them and build a life with them. Not everyone marries for sexual satisfaction

        I have no idea if Dean is gay, nor do I care, but I hope he is able to find happiness.

    • Cinderella says:

      I’m with you on that one.

    • Erinn says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me, honestly. I always got that vibe from him, but it’s hard to say.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      That selfie with Travolta isn’t helpful, either.

      • jenn12 says:

        I think he just isn’t homophobic; he doesn’t care if people think he’s gay, which I think is awesome. I’m sure he knew what people would say about the Travolta picture. When I saw him with Brandi on the podcast, there seemed to be a strong sexual vibe there.

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    • Greyson says:

      Agreed! If past rumors are to be believed, he enjoys men in private. I think he should move on to live openly and be happy.

      • Jayna says:

        I see him in interviews and I get zero gay vibe. He’s kind of a regular guy’s guy in person. And he seems comfortable in his own skin He seems proud of his dance background, not trying to distance himself from it because of the stereotypical associations with being gay. He doesn’t act like a man in the closet.

      • Cici says:

        I am pretty sure Leann and some of her crew were behind most of those rumors though. I can see her thought process being that if people would believe he was gay, she’d get a pass for cheating on him.

      • aaa says:

        Except that bloggers and internet commenters were calling Dean gay years before he and Leann’s marriage went south. That doesn’t mean he’s gay but that characterization was out there when Dean and Leann were supposedly a happily married couple.

      • jenn12 says:

        I agree with Jayna. He has no issue being around gay guys, taking photos with Travolta, and is proud of his dance background. He isn’t a homophobe, and with his dance background, he’s probably used to endless speculation. Being gay isn’t like having a toupee, for pity’s sake. He’s grown into his pretty looks, and I thought he and Brandi had a sexual undercurrent during the podcast. I actually felt that it dominated the conversation. People also thought that Hugh Grant was gay and talked about his “fake” relationship until he was caught with a hooker.

    • Gummi says:

      The only reason some say that, is because of his looks. I have 6 gay (male) friends, and none of them think he is gay – this came up in a conversation at a big party around 3 months back, around the time he was attacked over the cookbook. This is 2016; nobody marries a hetero anymore if they are gay. This is 2016. And I have no doubt if Dean were gay, he wouldn’t shrink from it.

      • Esmom says:

        I don’t know. Three of my closest friends are gay men and they all think he is. And plenty of people still marry heteros if they are gay. I don’t think anyone knows definitively, except Dean and possibly not even him. 🙂

      • joanne says:

        thank you. the only rumours that he was gay came from leann’s friends. i think it is very wrong to call someone gay when he has stated he is straight. to say he is not aware of his own sexuality or is hiding it is rude and disrespectful to him. who cares if YOU get a gay vibe from him. you don’t know him.

      • aaa says:

        Bloggers and internet commenters have referred to Dean as gay since he became a public figure when he got with Leann. That does not mean he’s gay but that characterization was around years before Dean and Leann’s marriage went south.

      • claire says:

        The gay rumors came about because the country music fandom etc is traditionally homophobic. He was a dancer so of course he must be gay. Leann didn’t start the rumors, she just capitalized on them when she was looking for a scapegoat for her own terrible behavior.

      • aaa says:

        The gay label went beyond country music, non-country music bloggers and their commenters referred to Dean as Leann’s gay husband.

      • KB says:

        No one marries a Herero if they’re gay? Are you joking? Isn’t there a show called “My Gay Husband” or something like that? There are still religious gay conversion camps to turn gay men straight, they just find new names for them once they get too much criticism.

      • Wren says:

        I so wish that were true but it isn’t. A gay person can be in denial about their sexual orientation, part of a community that believes homosexuality is wrong (there are still tons of these), or doesn’t want the attention being out would bring them. All these still happen today.

        While I don’t see too many gay people “marrying hetero” in liberal, accepting places like most urban areas are, there are still large swaths of the country who range from “wary” to “I’m only not lynching you because I don’t want to go to prison” towards gay marriage and even the existence of gay people. It’s sad but true.

    • Leahpet says:

      I agree – I remember seeing an interview back in the day with him and LeeAnn – and I thought, “Does she know her husband is gay?”

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    • TeamAwesome says:

      He has ALWAYS pinged my gaydar.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Sexuality is a spectrum and rarely are people all the way on one side or the other. Like shading from white all the way to black with lots of gray in between.
      It is entirely possible he’s bisexual. I’m not saying one way or the other but people rarely consider it. Or asexual. A woman I worked with went from male relationships to female relationships with no preference for one or the other based on gender.
      I think the idea of true bisexuality, not bi curious or fun experimenting, is generally confusing to a lot of people. They want them to make a choice when they have already and it’s bisexual.

      • Marie says:

        I’m with you on this being the most likely thing. He could well be attracted to both sexes and just decided that he wants a woman to raise children with and be married to.

    • RJ says:

      Gasp!! He could be bisexual, and falls in love with the person, not the gender.

  5. Cici says:

    Leann’s fans are always desperate to find anything to prove that she was the victim in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They are already eating this up. Dean and Sarah seemed like a sweet couple, but he did jump back into marriage pretty quickly. He has said how hurt he was by Leann, it’s hard not to think Sarah was a rebound. Either way, I’m sorry to hear this, I really like Dean.

  6. Castor & Pollux says:

    Oh no, this makes me sad. Love and light, Dean and Sarah. They seem like nice people.

    But why would they release this news on the heels of Leann’s happeee 5th anniversary? It just invites comparison. I get it that Dean may not be aware of the timing, but surely a publicist would warn against that, no?

    I can feel Leann gloating from here. I scanned her Instagram because I wanted to see all of her anniversary madness, and I found several things amusing. First of all, why are they on an ‘anniversary trip’ with what looks like 10 other people? Also, the only comments she has on her Instagram pics are all about how hot she looks and what an amazing body she has and how jealous people are of her and her vacations. I noticed after reading a few of them that they all seem to come from the same group of commenters. Think she gets other comments and deletes them? Also, her bolt-ons seem to have migrated farther apart since the last time we saw them! Why on earth would you flaunt that in a bikini?

    • Jamie says:

      You seem overly invested in the life of someone you clearly dislike. That’s not healthy.

      • SilkyMalice says:

        I agree.

      • Patricia says:

        I don’t know… in Castor’s defense there have been evenings when I can’t fall asleep and I look at celebritys’ instagrams and get a little over-analytical also. These people live high profile lives and they put it all out there. It gives me the same feeling as watching a soap opera. It’s some escapism and human curiosity, doesn’t mean anything more than that.

      • Castor & Pollux says:

        I think taking 10 minutes to scan her Instagram for gossip purposes is okay. This is a gossip website, after all. What’s the point of judging commenters for having some light fun? I’d like to think of this site as a place to converse with others who are interested in these stories…without being judged. Jamie, you seemingly feel differently about Leann, and that’s fine. I respect your opinion.

        I will say, I think Leann has a great voice and her current physical state is nice. She’s not scary skinny and she clearly works out in a healthy way. From the outside her marriage looks miserable and if that’s the case I feel bad for her. But who knows, maybe their marriage is great and they’ve found something that works for them.

        See? All in good fun.

      • Snowpea says:

        Jamie dear you’re on a gossip website! All of us are overly invested in these people’s lives. Your point is?

      • claire says:

        Oh, please. It’s a gossip site.

      • Kitten says:

        I don’t know. Not everybody here is overly-invested. I don’t check celeb’s IGs or posts on Twitter (I don’t even have Twitter) and I don’t frequent other gossip sites besides this one. I think it’s ok to care a bit if you like a celeb, but I do think some go overboard with their investment in people who are really just complete strangers at the end of the day.

      • Dlo says:

        That was a completely unnecessary comment on a gossip site @jamie

      • Original Kay says:

        It needs to be pointed out that the very writers of this site delve into the lives of strangers every day. Are they overly invested? Perhaps. Does doing it for money really make it better?

        But then again , you’re here as well.

        Why else do celebs have social media if not to share? Why does anyone have their settings public ?

      • Marie says:

        You seem overly critical of a comment that you clearly dislike,on a gossip site. That’s not healthy. Perhaps gossip website are not for you.

      • paleokifaru says:

        I’m with Kitten and I think it’s an interesting discussion actually. At what point do you go from amusing little hobby that drives some nice online chatting to full blown stalker and overly invested? When do you cross that line into no longer living your own life?

      • jenn12 says:

        Everyone is on here commenting about celebrities. It’s condescending to say that someone is overly invested when you don’t have a clue and don’t know the person. People who like celeb gossip go to celeb gossip sites. Kind of like you did.

    • Sway says:

      LeAnn not only deletes all comments that are not “awww”-related, but she instantly blocks everyone who says something different or critical in any way. I think she spends hours and hours a day doing this, which is sad. She blocked me after I asked her if she cares that she constantly hurts the Mom of her two step-sons by posting pictures after being specifically asked NOT to.

    • Cici says:

      They didn’t even go on their honeymoon alone. Unless I missed something, they’ve never gone on any vacation alone. It also looked like she had some staged paparazzi shots taken on this anniversary trip. Doesn’t seem very romantic to me.

    • Marie says:

      Question: “At what point do you go from amusing little hobby that drives some nice online chatting to full blown stalker…?”
      Answer: Leann Rimes.

  7. SilkyMalice says:

    Poor Dean. I wanted happiness for him, not another divorce. He is still young though, so he has plenty of time to start a family.

  8. NotLeo says:

    That picture of him with JT is unfortunate.

  9. Christin says:

    Sad to hear this news. I hope maturity rules for once and no gloating happens.

    It does sound as if this was not a sudden decision. I did wonder if she was OK with certain aspects of the book publicity. Maybe they waited to announce.

  10. Bettyrose says:

    Bbbbut they’re so cute together! The adorable factor should conquer all other marital issues.

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  12. AmyB says:

    Sad to hear this because Dean really impresses me as a genuinely nice person. His wife does seem to have a very high powered successful photography career and people certainly can change over the years about the things they want; maybe they talked about kids before, but that it would be in the future for them. Must be very hard to be in the Hollywood spotlight and I cannot imagine it was pleasant for his wife Sarah to have to listen to the re-hashing of his marriage to LeAnn. Dean will always be linked to that horrible woman unfortunately, and I certainly don’t envy that for him. Funny if you have ever seen Dean’s sisters’ twitter account — she LOATHES LeAnn and talks about it A LOT!

    • Jayna says:

      Which I find bizarre and can’t believe he lets his own sister carry on consumed with LeAnn and Eddie’s marriage.

      I read many of the tweets by his sister and they are obsessive and crude. The divorce was seven years ago, and I found his sister sounding low class. Move on. Her brother is happy. Ignore Leann who means nothing to them now. And the fact that Dean doesn’t quash that kind of behavior by his sister is kind of passive aggressive to me. Oh, look, at me, I don’t say a nasty thing. Yet his sister all these years later does, and she is his sibling. If Dean wants a career in the TV food industry, I would shut his sister up.’

      I like Dean, and I am Team Dean and team no one else. I can’t stand LeAnn, Eddie or Brandi. But I call it like I see it.

      • AmyB says:

        I’m with you @Jayna I am Team Dean and Team the kids. I hope Eddie/Brandi’s boys don’t need too much excessive psychotherapy! They are going to need quite a bit though, based upon the antics of their parents/and step-mom.

      • Dlo says:

        @jana his sister is grown and I believe lives in another city, just how is he supposed to stop her? How do you know he hasn’t asked her to stop? Just curious

      • Marie says:

        @Dio, ITA, if you’ve ever tried to control an adult sibling’s behavior you would understand what a powerless request THAT is. He may have asked repeatedly, Candice does not seem like the type of person who backs down to anyone. From what I’ve read from her over the years. Leann was a pain in the ass as an in-law and very disrespectful to Dean and the family. Just her opinion, but it’s Leann so I tend to believe her.

      • jenn12 says:

        You seriously want him to tell a grown woman to shut up? Whether or not you agree with her, or Dean agrees with her, she’s a grown woman and doesn’t need to be told what to do by another adult. Dean said on Brandi’s podcast that he tells her to dial it down, but what exactly is he supposed to do? Remember when Axl Rose screamed at Kurt Cobain to control his woman?

    • Christin says:

      Regarding Sarah and the previous marriage constantly coming up — That would have to grate to some degree. She’s independently carving a career, yet think of the number of times someone likely references her husband’s former marriage. And he is from time to time stoking it (random interview or thinly veiled tweets, cookbook tour just within the past year). That had to be frustrating, to never be able to escape that long ago connection.

      • seriously says:

        How about Sarah having to put up with a sister in law (Dean’s sister Candice) that tweets about Leann every single day. That has to be annoying. Negative attention is still attention Candice. Very few new spouses want to see stuff about the ex wife ALL THE TIME, even if it is making fun of her.

        Furthermore, of the few stories I’ve seen today announcing the divorce most spent 1 paragraph giving Dean’s statement about the divorce and then 2 or 3 more paragraphs about Leann, Eddie and Brandi. Even Sarah’s divorce announcement wasn’t focused on her…..

      • AmyB says:

        @seriously I saw that too: it’s announced Dean and Sarah are divorcing and hey look ex-wife LeAnn and Eddie are celebrating their 5 year anniversary. Hard to imagine that kind of focus did not play a part. I thought the same kind of thing throughout Dean’s promotion for his cookbook: “must be hard for his wife to keep reading about this.” Live and learn but I do wish Dean the best — seems very genuine and sweet.

      • Christin says:

        She has definitely gotten lost in the story for a very long time.

        I knew a little about his sister’s tweeting, and don’t understand why she (and he) didn’t think about how it might affect Sarah. Same applies to the promotional efforts (such as appearing with Brandi and talking about her rear).

      • claire says:

        I don’t disagree with all being stated but in the big picture, Dean has been very quiet about this whole thing. I mean, he spoke up a couple of times over the years when Leann or her cronies were attacking him or spreading rumors about him. And he’s done a bit of press with this cookbook. But in 5 years, those few small instances are nothing. People are talking like he was all about Leann 24/7 and that’s simply not true. He’s said very little. Unless he was talking about it a ton at home, and not moving on, then it doesn’t seem that that was a big presence in his life at all.

  13. Jess says:

    This makes me unreasonably sad, I wanted him to have that happily ever after! But, he does seem to be on some sort of personal journey and I hope he doesn’t jump into another relationship too quickly, he’s such a genuine person and he deserves happiness! Also, Jesus Christ he’s so hot, I guarantee LeAnn compares Eddie to him, she lost a hard working and loyal husband and traded way down for a mooching disrespectful loser, must suck for her.

    • Jayna says:

      Nah, she doesn’t compare him to Eddie. People fall out of love and move on and it doesn’t come back. Whether she and Eddie have some great marriage, she does love him and he is her focus. Dean and LeAnn married very young. The chances of them lasting, with or without Eddie, weren’t that great. He admitted they had marital problems before Eddie came on the scene and admitted LeAnn must have been tired of it being all about business so much intertwined in their relationship, and he had a building resentment that people didn’t recognize his contributions, yet admitting that didn’t make sense as she was the star, but it did affect the relationship. He said it wasn’t LeAnn that made him feel that way. Her money was his money during the marriage. They were a team.

      Dean seems to have had a lot of personal growth once out and carving his own career and identity and not so co-dependent on someone. The divorce from LeAnn was necessary for that.

      • Jess says:

        Good points! Dean wouldn’t be in such a great place personally without LeAnn leaving him the way she did, situations like that force you to grow. I just think LeAnn is immature and doesn’t want Dean to succeed since eveeyone knows Eddie is lazy and gold digging, and she hasn’t had any success in years.

      • Gummi says:

        Dunno about that. People decades ago married very young, and stayed together. Some of them reach 60 or 70 years of marriage. In the olden days people marriage a *lot* younger than they do now. Back then the younger, the longer the marriage lasted. Now, the older you are, the most likely you are to divorce. I mean, these days, how many are likely to make their Sapphire Anniversary, let alone Gold or Diamond? Back then, the younger you were the longer your marriage lasted. Year

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        15th Crystal Watches
        20th China Platinum
        25th Silver Silver
        30th Pearl Diamond
        35th Coral Jade
        40th Ruby Ruby
        45th Sapphire Sapphire
        50th Gold Gold
        60th Diamond Diamond

      • Kitten says:

        @Gummi- That is absolutely not true at all. It’s actually the reverse of what you say. People are getting married much later in life nowadays (if at all) and guess what? DIVORCE IS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW.
        Why? Mainly because of feminism. Women have the option to marry for love now and not for financial security.

        Of course if you get married at 18 and stay married for eternity you’ll reach your 60 year anniversary before someone who got married at 35 but that’s not an automatic indicator of a successful or happy marriage, it’s just simple math.

        PS-My parents’ gold is coming up next year…I better start saving! 😉

  14. claire says:

    That’s too bad it didn’t work out but it doesn’t surprise me. I don’t know. Sarah seems sweet and all but I think she’s very lowkey and a little standoff-ish. That’s the impression I get. Dean is focused on building his career and is very personable and open, when he wants to be. I could see careers and family coming between these two I guess. They do seem like they want different things.

    • Jayna says:

      He’s 35. That’s an age where many men are really thinking about children in a way they weren’t before. If she backed off from having children and she’s nearing 40, as she’s older than him, then I guess there was nowhere to go in the marriage. Although, I doubt that was the only problem in the marriage, but the most insurmountable problem..

  15. Gummi says:

    Sad. Reminds me of Pitt and Aniston. Children are a primal instinct and can make or break a relationship.

  16. Gummi says:

    I am really sorry to read this. These days, marriage is a temporary throw-away alliance. What happened to the days of my parents and grand parents where they stayed and worked it out? Do people not understand the (supposed) PERMANENCY of marriage when they take the vows? Oh, they had different directions. Sorry, NOT A VALID REASON! Maybe we need to do away with no fault divorce. Why do some people bother to get married?

    • msw says:

      It’s pretty callous to be so unsympathetic. What would you rather see happen? Have unhappy people stick together purely out of moral/legal obligation, until someone has a reason for a fault divorce, or allow people to dissolve a marriage that isn’t working?

      I’ve been happily married for 10 years and have no plan to ever get a divorce from my husband, but then again, we’re happy. I wouldn’t stay in the relationship if we resented each other for the changes we made in ourselves and our beliefs over the course of a marriage.

  17. sauvage says:

    I feel very alone in this, because everybody on this site seems to love Dean Sheremet, and I have been slightly suspicious of him, ever since the promotion of his cookbook. Using the notoriety of his first marriage and divorce to promote his new career seemed fishy to me, and disrespectful towards his second wife. I felt that it was too much. Had he taken the high road in the introduction, simply mentioning “the hard times he went through with his dicorce”, and then focused on his recovery through cooking, I would have bought it. Milking the break-up and preceding affair in the cookbook’s introduction, after never before having talked about it in such detail, I found fame-whorish and off-putting. Also, I wouldn’t have been down with it, if I were his wife.

    If anything, I’m Team Sarah.

    • Christin says:

      I’m feeling the same way, so you aren’t alone here.

      For some time, I thought Dean was on the high road for the most part. But then over the past year or so, my impression started to become more neutral. I always felt sorry for how the long ago divorce was always lingering, but seeing how much it played into his cookbook promotion (much more than I initially realized) made me more sympathetic to her.

      • sauvage says:

        Thank you! It is strange how one can feel alone with one’s opinion ON THE INTERNET, for Pete’s sake…

    • Kitten says:

      I’m relatively indifferent to him but I’ve said many times that the standom for this guy is really weird. It’s like people hate MeAnne so much that it makes them love this dude in a very OTT way.
      He seems nice enough but yeah…somewhat suspicious and dare I say thirsty?

    • Jayna says:

      @Kitten, she was 19 when they started dating, or 18, and came across as a far different person back in the early part of their marriage in her early 20s, a far cry from the LeAnn we see now.

    • Karen says:

      I agree. We know someone on 2 divorces 3rd marriage. I know I sound judge mental-but 1 bad marriage especially at a young age pass. We you are on your 2nd short marriage something is up. I am suspicion us of him. He may be a control freak. He married LeAnn when she was young and vulnerable.

      This is a storyline to save face. Sarah doesn’t want to be with him anymore.

  18. Jayna says:

    She probably didn’t want to start a family with him, so dragged her feet, because she knew she wanted out of the marriage maybe?

    • Christin says:

      I used to peek at his tweets, and he was regularly fawning over her (as in the example above). No problem with that, yet it shows that social media doesn’t always accurately portray relationships.

      My guess is that she was the one who wanted out. I think you said this already, but they may have decided to split up before the book tour. If not, I don’t think that helped matters.

  19. Baylor says:

    I’ve always side-eyed Dean. NOT because used his history with LeAnn to garner interest for his cookbook. But because he was almost too nice and sympathetic to LeAnn in the beginning. It was obvious he was going along with whatever she wanted in order to get his money from her. He was willing to sell out his rights/ options/his relatives/friends. He denied supporting/being friendly with Brandi in the beginning. Making her look like liar, even though they WERE friendly behind closed doors. I never forgave him for that. He also was “friends” with Darrell forever even though it was obvious Darrell was only loyal to LeAnn. Darrell and LeAnn’s minions were even attacking his sister but he remained buddies with him.
    Last but not least, he MARRIED and stayed with LeAnn for 8 years! During that time he feed her delusions and never seemed to object to her actions/attitudes. It wasn’t until after she grew tired of him that he thinks she isn’t humble and overspends.

  20. anniefannie says:

    I think that might be a little harsh. During and after a divorce we tell ourselves a lot of 1/2 truths in order to get thru it. The overwhelming regret will often digress to being overly sympathetic because being bitter and full of blame is so unappealing. I commend Dean for taking the high road. I think it was less about the $$’s and more about not wanting to appear petty & jealous.
    Lastly, I think the references he made to their marriage while promoting his book were framed in ” My life was at a crossroads and becoming a chef was a turning point for me” and less a rehashing of private or unsavory stuff.
    You can’t knock a guy for trying to keep it positive!

  21. Baylor says:

    How was denying that he spoke with/speaks with/ is friends with Brandi in the beginning taking the high road? He had no problem making Brandi look bad in order to please LeAnn.
    He also continued to be friends with Darrell despite all of his actions. Again, that’s not the high road.

  22. Marie says:

    I remember looking at Sarah’s social media when they first got together and she was still working her way up in the fashion photography business. A recent look shows she’s really gotten some big jobs and a much higher profile. I think her career has finally taken off to the level she’s always wanted and she doesn’t want to slow down and have kids. So their announcement seems legit to me. I wish them both well.

    • Christin says:

      If she is career oriented and finding more success, then it is possible she also wants to distance herself from the d-list drama.

      Nearly every article about the other couple mentions the exes. And it’s really a trashy tale that you’d want to forget (which he can do far more realistically than B, because of kids). Maybe he will go back to steering clear of even mentioning that chapter of his life, because it just feeds the never ending cycle and probably isn’t appealing to potential partners.

  23. puravidacostarica says:

    So the only thing we can be certain of is this:

    We will know if children was the issue in 5-10 years when we see whether Dean or Sarah are parents.

    We will know whether Dean prefers the male gender if/when he remarries or moves in with a new partner.

    In the meantime, regardless of what transpires, nasty LeAnn, Roger and Darrell will gloat and do high fives. Because, children are what THEY are.