Eva Amurri & her husband Kyle Martino have separated… during her third pregnancy

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Eva Amurri is the daughter of Susan Sarandon. Eva is an actress and mommy-blogger. It’s because of her mommy-blogging that I developed a particular image of Eva as a person: she is a drama queen. Or perhaps just… melodramatic as hell. She has the ability to turn simple stories (I fired a nanny, the night nurse made a terrible mistake, or my daughter loves her Mexican nannies) into five-act dramas wherein she is always the one who is the most put-upon, the most aggrieved, the most misunderstood. It’s just… a lot. Anyway, Eva and her husband Kyle Martino have two kids, Marlowe (5) and Major (3). Eva is pregnant with their third. And now she and Kyle are splitting up. Ouch.

Eva Amurri Martino and husband Kyle Martino are going their separate ways — but they’re committed to being the best co-parenting team for their children. Both Martino and Amurri Martino (who is pregnant with their third child, a son) announced the news on Friday morning, sharing a family photo with their two kids: son Major James, 3, and daughter Marlowe Mae, 5.

“Our family is starting down a new path,” the caption on their identical posts read. “After a lot of thoughtful consideration, and work on our relationship, we have made the difficult decision to lovingly part ways as a couple. We are committed to, and excited about, raising our three beautiful children as close friends and deep partners, and we have the utmost respect for one another. We feel so grateful for the wonderful gifts we have created and received throughout our decade together.”

“We have realized over time that the best path to happiness for us as a family is in this different direction, and we look forward to forging ahead in to a new beautiful relationship, We appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate this new transition for our family,” the pair added, concluding with, “All the love, Eva & Kyle.”

[From People]

I always feel like some real sh-t has to go down for a couple to break up during a pregnancy. Do you think that’s the case here? Or was it more like Kyle not wanting to live with the unending melodrama? Or maybe one of those Mexican-American nannies sent him another sexy text and instead of telling Eva about it, he decided to go for it. My feeling is that some sh-t went down. Sad for it to happen while she’s pregnant though.

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I wanted to take a moment to thank the people from the bottom of my heart who have reached out to both Kyle and I with love and support. ❤️ It is felt and appreciated on every level, and it’s important for both of us to note that he and I and the kids are doing SO well as a family through this transition. The love we have for each other that you watch us exhibit, and the joy in our lives, is not faux. It is very real and still present. This decision was not made a day ago or even a month ago. We have chosen exactly when and how everyone is learning of this but we are far in our personal process and we are in a great place. I know this type of dynamic might be confusing to some and that is ok. Our priorities lie with our health as a forever family and not with justifying our relationship. Wishing all of you peace and love, and personal happiness too! ✌🏼(And btw Baby Boy is growing and thriving. And we are SO excited for him to get here ☺️🙏🏼) #HappilyEvaAfter #HonestMotherhood 📷: @juliadags ❤️@kylemartino

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  1. SM says:

    From what you wrote it seems like she is an exhausting human being. Maybe he had enough. Mother in law is not exactly a bundle of kittens, candy and rainbows also.

  2. Kiera says:

    Shit totally went down. Or if I’m being generous this was a bandaid baby and the bandaid didn’t hold. It barely got applied

    • Snappyfish says:

      I got that too. I did like her in Saved. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be amongst all the drama & “I’m the real victim here” day to day life. Can’t stand her mother. Period.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Breaking up during a pregnancy and just before the holidays does seem serious, though. January is usually the big breakup month because people stick it out for one final holiday season. Maybe one of them has moved on and he wants to bring his new girlfriend to Thanksgiving?

    • Azul says:

      Please, considerate the possibility of not using the expression “band aid baby”. One day (maybe as a child or a teenage) that person will read it and will not be a nice feeling.

      • Ange says:

        Meh, I was a bandaid baby. It’s not my fault and I’m not going to feel bad for decisions other people made. Turn it down a notch.

  3. meme says:


  4. Snowslow says:

    They are doing SO well.
    Phew, exhausting.
    I hate read her website once and it gave me the creeps. Creepy as hell, all the micro-managing in life that should be hers and her family’s only.
    I’ll never understand this new trend of ‘selling’ your life. My brother and ex-sister in law do it all the time and it’s exhausting because we know what goes on behind instagram posts. Not good. At all.

    • Escondista says:

      I always wonder about IG families. Like how long do you spend getting that one shot? Is the rest of the house a disaster and you got one room perfect? Did you go broke buying matching outfits to wear once or was it sponsored so everyone else can go broke getting outfits for a photo?

      • Snowslow says:

        Exactly. I hardly have time for myself let alone organise everything at least one day a week for the perfect shot, the perfect spot, the perfect clothes, the perfect inspirational text (this one os the most cringe-inducing to me)… I already do Insta for work (photos of art) and it’s really hard work. Takes time.

      • Sarah says:

        Yes, and how do they get their husbands to go along with it all?

      • Snowslow says:

        @Sarah In my experience the husband is super happy to project this vision of happiness because in real life he’s miserable.

    • Dulce says:

      Yeah, most families (especially the celebrities ones) in Instagram, just trying to pretend what they are not… PERFECT!! 😑

      • Still_Sarah says:

        I know of a non-famous family that does this and it seems like the husband is the one behind it all. Sometimes I go to their Facebook page just because it is so hilarious – hilariously fake.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    I feel bad for them for this to happen while she is pregnant but yeah something big has to have gone down for it to have happened, esp when she says that it was him who wanted another.

    He’s cheated, he has cheater written all over him (which also explains her rampant insecurity) but he also pings for me.

    • TQ says:

      That’s really tough timing for the family, particularly for her. Even if she is quite…extra.

      Yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if he cheated. I just looked him up and didn’t realize he actually had a pro soccer career and is now a tv soccer commentator. Not that all pro sports players or tv personalities cheat, but time away from home + bright lights + fame/adoration hungry can create some easy opportunities to cheat. Plus having a drama queen spouse doesn’t help.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        It’s not hard to make the assumption. Athletes, like celebrities & politicians are extremely ego driven people. Anything that feeds their ego, they tend to gravitate to. Not all of them but many do. Maybe he was tired of Eva constantly living her life on Instagram. He could have been one of the rare few that was private. Or he cheated. I have to give her credit for not putting him on blast. It’s pretty low to cheat while your partner is pregnant, even if it’s someone that’s not well liked.

    • Dani says:

      He doesn’t look like a cheater to me. If she’s anything like her mother…i don’t blame him.

  6. Arizona says:

    I don’t think there’s any way at all for someone to break up in the mix of a pregnancy and not have some shit go down.

  7. perplexed says:

    She’s really pretty. I have no idea or opinion about anything else.

    • Kage says:

      lol, I was scrolling down to say this. I think she’s really pretty. Her husband creeps me out though.

  8. Tiffany says:

    I am such a cynic that I think this separation is to secure a GOOP like sponcon for get blog any IG. There are way too many stories about them on Kneepads about them still spending time together ‘ for the kids’.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    No one agrees to “lovingly part” while expecting another child.

    This is surely going to put a dent in her “look at my wonderful life” image.

    • Lexilla says:

      Not quite, because she’s working awfully hard at “look at our wonderful split.” WE LOVE EACH OTHER, SEE? WE’RE STILL A FAMILY, SEEEEEE?!?! Exhausting is right.

      • Kosmos says:

        Right–I’m not buying all of that lovee stuff about splitting. Something very bad did go down and you’d better believe they are not happy right now. They just, or she just wants the “image” to look nice and sweet, but we all know very few people split up peacefully without some animosity over something.

    • Marigold says:

      Exactly, Lucy. It almost makes me angry when people post stuff like that because it’s a lie and I despise being lied to. In this case, I don’t follow her or know anything about her, so I’m not angry–just eye rolling.

      Of course you’re not lovingly parting. One of you neglected or devalued or harangued the other until one of you cheated or just completely disengaged, and now you either have zero emotion toward one another or one/both of you are too angry to be in the same room together.

      You’re not lovingly doing anything right now, and there’s not deep friends/partners/gag me going on either. You’re trying to salvage your media image so you can continue to make money off of projecting “perfect family.”

      Happy, loving partners who respect one another don’t divorce in the middle of a pregnancy 30 days before Christmas.

      They just don’t.

  10. Fluffy Donuts says:

    I’m thinking that he had one foot out of the door when she got pregnant without his “approval” thinking he wouldn’t have the balls to keep walking and she overplayed her hand.

    • Genessee says:

      Oh no. Oh nono. She wrote an entire post over the weekend explaining that the ENTIRE reason she is pregnant now was because He asked Her for another since he wanted to make up being an absent father for her other two pregnancies. She flat out said SHE’S the one that DIDN’T want this baby and was fine having the other two only. This kind was planned…but only wanted by the dad. This dumb broad put that in writing….so her kid could find in about 15-18 years about how he was basically a failed experiment.
      I hate her so much. Some things are not meant to be shared.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s terrible enough to begin with, but to put it out there for the world, and the kid, to see is just awful.

      • Lisa says:

        She had a previous post on her website last earlier this year stating that they were done having kids, their family was complete blah blah blah. Then she got pregnant and wrote the fake ass post about her husband begging her for one more (after she complained in a previous post that he was an absent father. She’s trying HARD to spin her bad choices.

  11. Pix says:

    Those fall themed pregnancy photos are…interesting. I also hate read her website and i find her exhausting. (But her hone looks great online!)
    Whatever went down between these two must have been BAD. I hope she moves on and finds fulfillment in her life outside of the social media bubble. She seems so thirsty.

  12. Laura says:

    Another site claiming he’s a big cheater and might have gotten somebody else pregnant… Gasp!
    So she’s done, but he must also be a drama queen because now he wants DNA tests on their kids, though they look like him.

    • Kayla says:

      !! Which site said that?

    • Ali says:

      That was my thought, there’s another baby on the way. She made a point to say they were in control of releasing the separation message to the public which…weird right before the holidays while she is pregnant to announce a separation but then also do a public outing as a family.

      It’s a lot of nothing to see here if there’s nothing really to see…

  13. Ali says:

    I don’t believe for a second it’s copacetic between them but I hope the positivity front is kept up for the kids, too.

  14. Jess says:

    I bet he cheated, or something major went down. I fell down the rabbit hole on her when this was announced and she was so complimentary towards him and their marriage just a few weeks ago. This baby wasn’t an accident, and I don’t see why you’d plan another baby if your marriage was on the brink of disaster already, which is why I think he cheated.

    I don’t like her one bit, but being pregnant and going through a break up is horrible, so I feel for her there. Otherwise she’s annoying and definitely a drama queen. The funniest thing I read was her complaining about him not helping with the kids because he believed in more traditional gender roles, even though she “works” full time, but she also has multiple nannies and tons of help, so basically she didn’t want to raise her own children and got mad at him for feeling the same way! Sounds like a great relationship to bring another child into.

  15. Flamingo says:

    The only time I’ve ever seen a couple separate or divorce during a pregnancy is if there is cheating or some sort of sex scandal going on. Maybe he was getting a little something something on the side.

  16. anon says:

    She may be “exhausting” (frankly, we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors) but I dislike the blameshifting on to her in these comments.

    Ladies (and gents), she’s *pregnant and getting a divorce.* Also, there are children involved. My heart goes out to all of them, but especially the new baby, who’s already going to have a rough go of it.

    Whatever the cause, let’s be kind.

    • JAM says:

      ANON, I completely agree with you. These comments are brutal. I can’t imagine dealing with a divorce let alone WHILE I’M PREGNANT. I have two young kids and remember well just how emotionally on the edge I was all the time. Also, while she may not come off as all that likeable on her blog/IG, she may very well be perfectly lovely. Maybe he’s the POS? It’s shocking how easily the empathy goes out the window just because she isn’t your cup of tea. I’m not a fan, trust me, but I’m not going to flame the woman.

      People are placing a lot of blame on her and going off of not much. Just like you can’t believe everything you see on Insta when people try to portray a perfect life and family, it goes both ways. As in, maybe she seems more awful on social media than she is IRL. Either way, I still feel bad for her for going through a breakup while pregnant.

    • Snowslow says:

      Personally when I wrote about how exhausting she is with her Insta life it means that (and I have experienced that with close relatives) there is a lot of hurt behind those photos. This does not imply he is an angel, far from it. But the reality is that without her he would not have this online presence of perfect houses and over-sharing which, as far as I’ve seen so far, usually compensates for a big big hole in one’s life.
      It’s quite obvious there is something serious happening but it truly baffles me why the opinion of people she doesn’t know is more important to her than trying ton solve whatever is happening in her/his life with her privately. One can have compassion and be experienced enough to see that there is clearly a dysfunctional thing going on there.

    • Lexilla says:

      Anon, comments would be kinder (at least mine would) if I felt more honesty from her posts. She’s inviting the world into her very private situation, with a script that strikes some as inauthentic, even oddly boasty (like Goop’s uncoupling). I have an aversion to that and feel okay about expressing it. The baby, and the situation he/she is being born into, is a different story and my heart goes out to all of those children.

  17. minx says:

    Can’t stomach her but I’m sorry for.anyone who is splitting..particularly when a baby is coming.

  18. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I wonder if the third pregnancy is WHY they are splitting. I used to read Eva’s blog (it was a hoot) and when she was pregnant with their second child she talked AT LENGTH about how they didnt want anymore kids after that. And she made a big deal about it being her “final” pregnancy. Now I know things change and accidents happen but I also wonder if that played a part in it.

  19. aurora says:

    What if one of them cheated and it wasn’t him?

    • Marigold says:

      Or what if she treated him like an IG ornament and ignored him, devalued him, insulted him, disdained his participation…until he felt trapped and cheated? I mean, it happens ALL the time. No, of COURSE cheating is not okay. But neither is neglect and emotional abuse and isolation. Divorces never happen in a vacuum, and unless someone is a horndog cheater from day one (which happens), affairs don’t happen in a vacuum, either.

      There is this tendency in our society (US middle class society) to look at the person who cheated and dismiss everything that led up to the cheating because “cheating means you get cancelled.” In reality, that’s not how this stuff works. Sure, there are cheaters who are just selfish a-holes who were always like that…but most of the time, cheating comes after years of being taken for granted, devalued in a relationship, or totally marginalized to a degree that it left the cheater vulnerable to any kindness, any affection that revalidated them as a person, a sexual being, and someone who has value to offer a partner. Marriage to a self-involved person who is never pleased and never satisfied can be soul-sucking hell.

      Cheating is an awful betrayal, but so is the emotional abuse or neglect that often leads to it.

      It’s all ugly…no matter which partner was perpetrating on which end.

      • Lena says:

        I can’t stand cheaters. If you are unhappy in your marriage you break up BEFORE starting anything with anyone else. Period.

      • Marigold says:

        @Lena: Ideally, yes. Yes, you do. But people mess up. Ideally, you don’t fall into the habit of treating your partner like an accessory. Ideally, you don’t fall into the habit of being over-critical or dismissive. Ideally, you do and don’t do a lot of things.

        When we evaluate relationships from the outside, however, once someone has made the terrible mistake of extra-marital sex, we label that person the one “at fault.” All I’m saying is that it is FAR more complicated than that. Ideally, you divorce before you cheat, but when there are kids and custody involved, a person will hang around a lot longer than they should, sometimes, and loneliness, isolation, and the cumulative damage of years and years with someone who is a horrible spouse make a person vulnerable to feeling wanted and valued. That’s how every affair I’ve seen in my circle has come about (three were women; two were men).

        So yeah. Cheating sucks. But it’s not the only factor in a divorce more often than not.

      • Ange says:

        As the saying goes sometimes the victim of the affair isn’t the victim in the marriage.

        But really I don’t know what happened, I tend to dislike instagram couples pretty evenly.

  20. Lindy says:

    Breaking up a marriage in the middle of a pregnancy right before the holiday season… I don’t care how much she wants to reassure the public that all is well, all cannot possibly be well. I can’t imagine the grief I would be feeling. Pregnancy makes me really emotional anyhow. Whatever actually happened, it had to be serious, and I feel sadness for their kids and for the baby on the way:-(

  21. VS says:

    Always sad to see a marriage breaking down with three small kids; well technically two and one on the way! I hope they prioritize their family in this separation

    I wish them both the best!

  22. Cupcake says:

    She’s insufferable.

  23. ME says:

    Marriage problems tend to be brewing for quite a while before a separation is announced. It’s careless to bring another child in to a marriage that is not doing well. I mean they already had two kids and now those kids have to deal with split custody bullsh*t and all the emotional mess that will come with that…why add another? F*cking morons.

    • Marigold says:


      Children are human beings. They are not bandaids. They are not hobbies. They are not decorative additions to your photo collection. They are human beings with complex emotional lives, and the care and feeding of those lives is a responsibility.

      There are some people who should not be making babies, and if your marriage is in trouble…get an IUD. There’s my totally unacceptable opinion for the day.

      • SK2 says:

        You speak the truth IMO marigold!

        Also, the name Major is beyond ridiculous

      • Marigold says:

        @SK2 Word, Girl. Word. What if that poor boy joins the military through OCS one day…his name will literally be Major Major. Oh. My. Mercy.

  24. JustSayin says:

    He’s gay and they couldn’t keep up the charade anymore.

  25. Lena says:

    I read her blog and found it a little strange how when she announced it not long ago she made a big deal about saying I know I’ve been adamant about not having more but Kyle asked me to open that door again because he felt he had not been connected to my previous pregnancies and births and wanted a “do over”. I means that sounds weird to me and like she felt like she had to make an excuse as to why she got pregnant again. I think they already were split by then and she was afraid of people accusing her of a “band aid baby”. But if he really did say that to her, I think it was guilt over his behavior. Using a new baby to try to deepen your connection can work both ways. Anyway it sucks for the children in this no matter how perfect she says their split is.

    • ME says:

      Ironic they separated during her third pregnancy then right? Is he “connected” to this pregnancy? What a stupid reason to have another kid.

  26. Andrea says:

    My friend got cheated on when she was 5 months pregnant and another friend caught her husband trolling for sex online while she was pregnant with her 2nd kid. I saw an alarming statistic a few years back on how many men cheat whilst their wives are pregnant. I would bet cheating is involved. how awful to give him the third kid that you were meh about, all to be cheated on!

  27. R says:

    I know this is going to sound harsh but I wouldn’t put it past her to have gotten pregnant for the third time to cash in on pregnant blogger sponsor money. She has already blogged about baby items, earth mommas products etc. She said in her post that this separation is something they have discussed for awhile yet she just blogged about Italian trip in the summer where she said hubby convinced her to try for baby 3. It is all very shady. And now he posts today a pic of Eva and kids saying what a sad day it is with him moving out but it’s ok because he will visit tomorrow? Is she trying to be the new Goop, 2019 conscious uncoupling?

  28. Murphy says:

    My theory was that he didn’t want the third baby. She said they were going to see what happened for the next year then call it a day on the baby-making. Meaning she told him she was going off BC, he was hoping he’d eventually be able to change her mind in the first few months but…she got pregnant the first month.

    • olive says:

      she had already blogged before they announced the split that the third baby was specifically his idea because he didn’t feel “connected” to her previous pregnancies and basically wanted a do-over.

  29. BANANIE says:

    I’m sure it’s positively awful to go through a divorce while pregnant, but I’m kind of thinking – better early than never? She has tons of resources like nannies to help her through her pregnancy, when the baby is born, with him as a child. Parents that strongly want to divorce are not happy parents. Kids don’t need that kind of energy around them. It’s toxic. I’m glad she has so many people to help her for her children’s sake. It would be much harder if she didn’t. But I hate the idea that two parents are always better than one, because it’s simply not always in the best interest of the child/children.

  30. Courtney says:

    Those IG snaps are cringey. Anyway, divorcing in the middle of a planned pregnancy, during the holidays? Something big happened.

  31. Other Renee says:

    They named their son Major Martino? Seriously?? 🙄

  32. Gaboo says:

    God, this woman is insufferable. Though her husband is a huge asshole for pressuring her into having a third baby so he could “have a do over” Gross

  33. Carina says:

    As horrible as it sounds this woman is so obnoxious & insufferable w/very little self awareness, I’m not surprised if her husband cheated. Not saying cheating is right, but just that I wouldn’t be surprised. Matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if almost ALL mommyblogger spouses were cheating. Tho I have noticed a lot of mommybloggers in the religious sphere have married closeted men 👀

    Both of them seem awful. I feel bad for those children 😞

  34. JanetFerber says:

    Never read her blog, but I did see her in a comedy a long time ago with Brooke Adams and she was totally adorable in it. I feel sorry for her for the breakup, especially being pregnant and around the holidays. Sucks. Her kids are beautiful.

  35. Amelie says:

    I remember when Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen separated during her second pregnancy with her daughter (Lola?) and I remember Denise getting a LOT of hate for filing for divorce while being pregnant. She got a restraining order and alleged death threats from Charlie and I don’t think many people believed her. She kept quiet during that ordeal but later on it came out just how unhinged Charlie was during that time. Now during Me Too I think she would have experienced a completely different treatment from the media.

    Not at all the same story here with Eva Amurri and her husband (I hope) but it does make me wonder what happened for them to file for divorce during a pregnancy.

  36. helloitsme says:

    she’s gonna have to change her instagram account name now… or will she…