Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers are divorcing after a decade of marriage

Actor Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers arrive at the 13th Annual GO Campaign Gala 2019 held at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Armie Hammer makes news for all the wrong reasons. He seems to have permanent foot-in-mouth syndrome. Whenever we talk about him and some new sh-t he’s gotten into, people inevitably bring up his wife, Elizabeth Chambers. People often cite Armie’s marriage to Elizabeth as some kind of proof that he’s a bit different, a bit “off.” And I’ve never been sure why that is? Yes, she’s a tad older – she’s 37 to his 33. Yes, they married when he was only 23. Yes, his (rich AF) family didn’t approve of her at the time. But… for the most part, they seemed to have a strong marriage. In fact, there’s some evidence to suggest that Elizabeth was just as thirsty and weird as Armie. Birds of a feather and all that. Anyway, sad news? Elizabeth and Armie are over.

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer have split after 10 years of marriage Hammer, 33, Elizabeth, 37, announced the split on their respective Instagrams with a throwback picture of the two. The former couple married in May 2010 and have two children together: daughter Harper Grace, 5, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.

“Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage. As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority. We understand this news lends itself to public dialogue, but in the interest of our children and our family, we’re asking for privacy, compassion and love during this time,” the statement read.

A source tells PEOPLE, “They both still love each other very much and they’ve always been such a close knit family. I know their main focus right now is their kids and making sure nothing changes for them.”

[From People]

Armie, Elizabeth and the kids spent the lockdown in the Cayman Islands, where he grew up. They were supposed to only be there for a few weeks for vacation, but they ended up getting stuck there for more than three months and judging from Armie’s social media, he was slowly going crazy. People Mag says that it appears as if Elizabeth might have stayed behind on the island with the kids, while Armie finally returned to LA this week. So, is this another coronavirus divorce? I predicted that there would be an influx of divorces this year because of the lockdown (something similar happened in China), but I didn’t know it would happen with so many celebrities! I think the virus and lockdown definitely played a part here, with this couple, but I also bet they were already having problems before all of this pandemic stuff happened.

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  1. Rae says:

    Another one bites the dust.

    They were an incredibly attractive couple. Their wedding photo looks like they Just walked out a romance novel about the underdog girl marrying the rich handsome heir.

    • Lexilla says:

      Yes, if the rich handsome heir was into BDSM and whiny tone-deaf social media posts.

      • lola says:

        Right! He’s the one who “didn’t know” that everyone can see your likes on Twitter!
        Maybe she didn’t want to be tied down anymore? Hehehe. Sorry.

      • FHMom says:

        @lola haha best comment

      • JULIE says:

        What you are all referring to is narcissistic behavior and celebrities for the most part are full of it. They are the look at me’s of the world. So their movies shows concerts getting tabled is killing them. I read an article with a musician who was supposed to tour with his band (the Killers) and he was sad about the pandemic because he’s happiest when “people are looking at him”. Poor baby.

    • LULU wang was robbed says:

      And if the underdog girl was actually from an incredibly wealthy Texan family who’s an ardent t r u m p supporter

      • Kebbie says:

        She’s a Trump supporter? Maybe that’s one of their issues because all he posts on Twitter is criticism of Trump and support for Black Lives Matter.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        Does she post political stuff? I saw a comment on twitter that they might be one of 2 celebrity splits do to disagreement over BLM but she does have a 2 posts that would imply she supports BLM in early June

    • minx says:

      She always reminded me of Sela Ward. They were a really good looking couple, I’ll say that for them.

    • Elizabeth says:

      You’re surprised there have been this many divorces? I’m surprised there haven’t been a lot more.

  2. Mia4s says:

    Hmmm, just after their 10th anniversary. Resident in California? Keep an eye on that separation date. Also I’m reading there might not be a pre-nup!?….Armie….ARMIE. 🙄

    • ERB says:

      Haha I just had a CA divorce attorney tell me if I could get to the ten year mark, I could ask for permanent alimony. I said it wasn’t worth it.

      • Allergy says:

        Divorces are so weirdly complicated! I think it should be harder to get married and easier to divorce. So that you’d need like a drivers license to tie the knot. Or, marriage should only last five years and then you’d marry again if you want to stick together.
        Armie Hammer is so bland. He’s one of those people who should be attractive but somehow is not.

      • M.A.F. says:

        @ERB – I had a friend go through a divorce. She didn’t want alimony either but her lawyer told her it is better to ask for it (even if you don’t want it) & use it has a bargaining chip to negotiate because later on, if you decide you do want it, it will be difficult to obtain if it wasn’t already on the table.

    • Kebbie says:

      Did they file in California? For some reason I thought they lived in Texas. Doesn’t she have a bakery in Austin or San Antonio?

      ETA: I googled it, it’s San Antonio and Dallas. She’s probably less hands on than I assumed.

      He’s repped by Laura Wasser so it is in California. He is saying they separated in January before their 10th anniversary and she’s saying July, after their 10 anniversary.

      • Betsy Hovey says:

        In anticipation of the divorce settlement she wants, that’s probably why she capitalized “TEN” in her instagram post.

      • lucy2 says:

        He’s going to have a hard time proving that January separation, considering she’s been posting lovey dovey family stuff for months now, including something about their anniversary.

    • anon says:

      I remember reading at least a decade ago that there’s a 3 month buffer period to the 10 year marriage rule. So they’d need to be married over 10 years and 3 months. Maybe I’m mistaken.

      • lise says:

        that’s not a thing. ca lawyer here. there are 2 types of spousal support: temp and permanent. in determining temp support, court looks at (1) need for support, (2) ability to pay, and (3) marital standard of living. permanent support court looks at the fuck ton of factors found in family code section 4320, and only one of those factors is length of the marriage.

        the 10 year rule is extremely misunderstood. you can be married for more than 10 years and get an order for 0 permanent spousal. you can be married for 3 years and get an order for $1000/mo permanent spousal. the 10 year rule only means that the court cannot “terminate jurisdiction” over the issue of spousal support when the parties have been married for 10+ yrs. what that means is that parties can always return to court and ask for spousal, fight over more or less spousal, etc.

        but the difference between a 9 year vs 11 year marriage is generally NOT going to be the determining factor in permanent spousal support. the judge will take the totality of the fc 4320 factors to make the permanent spousal support determination.

  3. Boxy Lady says:

    Just once, I’d like to read a celebrity statement about divorce that wasn’t so “flowery.” I don’t know why it’s such a trend these days. I understand that some divorces are amicable but not all of them are. I just want a matter-of-fact statement instead of hearing about “our journey” and crap like that. (Darius Rucker’s divorce statement this weekend was like this as well.)

    • Wilma says:

      Start as you mean to go on? I know it’s a bit much, but I do like that there are more and more people who divorce without airing out all their grievances as that seems healthier for their kids and having to continu to be in eachothers lives because of those kids.

      • Boxy Lady says:

        @Wilma I didn’t mean airing out grievances. I really did mean “matter-of-fact.” Like, “Yes, we are divorcing and we would appreciate privacy for the sake of our children.”

    • Harla says:

      I kinda agree, it seems that various divorcing couple have soooo much love and respect for each other that I wonder why they’re divorcing. Just once I’d like to hear, “we grew apart and don’t love each other anymore” or “I watched him chew with his mouth open one too many times, I’m outta here”.

      • Allergy says:

        Yeah! “He was so annoyingly clingy.” “I couldn’t stand his eating noises any longer.”
        “The way she left toe nail clippings on the floor drove me over the edge.” And also, “I can’t say I feel love and respect, but I do wish her/him well.”

    • Anonymous says:

      It seems that a lot of wealthy, good-looking celebs, who have access to everything their heart desires, work in an industry that’s obsessed with appearance, and are always surrounded by unbelievably beautiful people just don’t understand that being married to someone you love, respect, and are best friends with is so much more satisfying in the long run, and so much more important, than flitting from relationship to relationship with the next hot person who gives you a thrill.

    • Ella says:

      I completely agree with you. Some of them sound like engagement announcements. “We’re soulmates and best friends, we adore each other and will love each other for as long as we live, and will work together to raise our beautiful children…”

  4. Léna says:

    So end of May they celebrate publicly their 10 years anniversary but month and a half later their announce their divorce? Weird or is it just me?

    • AnnaKist says:

      Not just you, Léna. I don’t know who these people are, though, so… Anyway, I wouldn’t mind betting (only $1, mind) that one half of this couple has been lining this up for longer than 1.5 months.

  5. Bucketbot says:

    I think it was TMZ, that said Arnie listed the separation date as Jan,2020 while Elizabeth listed July,2020. Also she wants sole and full custody, he wants joint custody. There is going to be drama, specifically money drama since he must have a trust fund.
    Also, this seems to have been a long time coming. He is such man-child. She doesn’t have to babysit him anymore. I say good for her. Sad for the children though.

    • Kebbie says:

      They also said she filed her petition and he filed his response at the same time so it was coordinated. Usually those are more amicable, but maybe not here. Her Instagram post on their anniversary emphasized “TEN years married” lol so maybe she saw this fight coming.

    • H says:

      I just went through her sm wow, girl is a bit much. But she has pictures of them together in April. If Armie is smart, he’ll give her what she wants and move on. Crazy divorce battles are not good for kids.

  6. Kebbie says:

    He seems very exhausting.

    • Enny says:

      I mean…it’s not just him.

      She was apparently ok with naming her daughter…Harper.

      I mean, it’s a perfectly nice name, on its own. I rather like it. Harper Beckham has an especially nice ring to it.

      But…Harper Hammer?

      Harper. Hammer.

      Harper Hammer.

      Seriously? 🙄

    • Pear says:

      She’s exhausting on social media, thrusting her legs everywhere and wearing the weirdest outfits (that look very expensive and designer though). She’s so lovely and sweet and quite witty in a tv-host way in her foodie clips so don’t know why she’s so unhinged on IG. Also overexposes her two kids IMO.

      He seemed to be the gawky, gangly child to her more mature and experienced woman, in their early-era pics. She’s scarily skinny but was so gorgeous before the weight loss (see wedding pic and their announce-divorce pic).

      And yes, she’s been posting happy family pics for months, up until a few weeks ago or something so don’t know how Armie’s claim of Jan separation will hold. Maybe he has other proof.

  7. AC says:

    They both filed, but his separation date indicates January, and hers indicates June, I believe 👀

  8. Petite hirondelle says:

    Seriously i know several people around me Who Have decided to divorce after the quarantine

  9. LondonLozza says:

    They’ve been here since March, and have been keeping a relatively low profile. Elizabeth did a charity aerobics-a-thon recently (I shouldn’t tease, they raised nearly $100k), and she took a couple of selfies in the supermarket with her mask on which cropped up on Twitter.

    Lockdown here was suuuuuper restrictive and the tourism industry died overnight, so am not surprised if he was bored to tears as the article suggests. Our beaches were closed for
    months, we had a 6pm curfew and you could only Shop on certain days of the week depending On the first letter of your surname.

    4 months in lock down in a country that’s 30 miles long with two small children is enough to test the strongest of marriages.

    Hopefully it will be friendly enough and the children aren’t used as bargaining chips.

    • North of Boston says:

      “… so am not surprised if he was bored to tears as the article suggests”

      IDK, a healthy adult sheltering with their spouse and children, with all the money they could want, in a gorgeous place, with access to books and media and whatever else they might want to entertain themselves, to enjoy their time with their family? Sure, you might get a little bored from time to time, but then you’d look around and realize how lucky you are that everyone you love is healthy and safe, and you go find one of your kids to hang out with or do something special with, make a memory with, or just watch and enjoy that they are who they are.

      Maybe they are both extroverts who need to mingle with many other people to be truly happy. But seriously, if you’re a parent and you don’t have to worry about the essentials of life (like you’ve got money to buy everything you *need*, no fears of it drying up, you have a safe place to live, you don’t NEED to go out to work to survive or provide for your family) focus on the health and well-being of your children and making the situation the best for them.

      I’ve got no issue with them deciding to split up if after being hunkered down with each other for months, they realized they are just not compatible and don’t want to stay married.
      But I’ve got no interest in crying a river because isolating in a pandemic was super duper hard for them, or they were bored or whatever. It’s like Ellen and her “being stuck in prison” comments – yeah, try being an essential worker living paycheck to paycheck in a small apt/home, supporting your family, terrified of losing your job IN ADDITION TO everything being on lockdown in the midst of the pandemic.

      • jbyrdku says:

        Same.

      • Rhys says:

        I was thinking about how this quarantining with a ton of money and a beautiful family sounds kinda easy to so many of people commenting on forums, but I don’t think that attention seeking celebrities can ever feel that way. That’s why they’ve become celebrities in the first place, I suppose, not to stay at home? It’s like, if anyone ever wondered whether they have the personality for being a famous person, the quarantine is the answer – if you are cool with it, then you know that life is not for you.

      • Pear says:

        Working actors spend about 3 months of the year at home, I’m guessing. Lockdown forced him to spend all day with the family. Perhaps a another marriage-casualty of COVID. #$#$ COVID!

      • Ella says:

        Yeah, I’m not convinced lockdown was any harder for them than anyone else. It sounds much easier. We all had to stay home, avoid unnecessary shopping and forget about he beach. Whether we were on an island 30 miles long or 3000 miles long is really beside the point. I personally would have loved lockdown in a warm climate with air conditioning, a pool, spacious accommodation, staff to wait on you, unlimited funds for entertainment and online shopping and the best food money can buy.

  10. Cupcake says:

    They always seemed mismatched to me. I got the impression that he always felt too good for her in some way. I bet he’ll have a wild dating life now.

    • Rhys says:

      How funny, I had a complete opposite impression! I always thought he was kinda reaching for her, trying to be as cool as her.

    • Pear says:

      I think they started out with her as the more worldly one, and then he got famous. He looked so gawky and boyish and she was absolutely stunning (before weight loss). Sorry to troll but she looks really awful these days. She needs to gain 10 pounds or more.

  11. Sayrah says:

    That Instagram post is from May 2020 and says 10th anniversary so unless she was being sneaky, sure looks like they were together on their 10th 🤷🏻‍♀️

  12. Betsy Hovey says:

    In that first instagram picture, he looks like a young James Spader.

  13. JC says:

    He is so hot… but I bet he knows it big time.

    • North of Boston says:

      While his physical appearance might be hot, for some reason with him, his actions, his words, how he carries himself just ruins it all for me. There is something about him that makes him icky, but I’ve never been able to put my finger on it.

      Part of it for me is probably that he’s yet another bland, just-okay at his work, white actor dude who got multiple chances to be a leading man in Hollywood while other more talented more interesting actors were one and done or never even had one shot.

      • Léna says:

        I agree! He has attractive features but his personality ruins it.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree. I had such a crush on him after the Man from UNCLE, but the more he spoke off camera, I’m pretty convinced he’s kind of a jackass.

      • Pear says:

        I agree. I thought he was beautiful in The Social Network but his personality has showed up in his appearance…..

    • sa says:

      I get that I’m alone on this, but I just don’t see the hotness. He’s so bland looking to me. But I’m not sure if I’ve seen any of his movies, so maybe he’s someone who’s hotness comes through more that way more than in pictures.

      • Pear says:

        Yep, he’s bland to me too.

      • Dani says:

        I only found him hot after Call Me By Your name so maybe it’s just the way he was portrayed there or I have a terrible sex life and was just very in to him and Timmy. I think he’s way better looking on screen/acting and in motion but as a regular person he seems very square and stupid.

    • L4frimaire says:

      He’s an attractive guy but his acting does nothing for me. Just find him a bit cold as an actor.

  14. Beech says:

    I thought they were an odd couple. She is incredibly thirsty. She’s the CEO of her two bakeries. CEO mmm ok. They would call each other husband/wife. Presumably he is progressive while she is very conservative along with her mother-in-law. She is so skinny, skinny I tell you! And last year she was hardly home traveling to the Netherlands, yachting, the Middle East, and India. It was bizarre that he married at 23. And she would pose on the red carpet with husband. Maybe she was his minder. And always putting the kids dressed in 50′s style wardrobes in her Instagram

    • Ella says:

      He was raised as an evangelical Christian, and while he doesn’t appear to be one now, it’s pretty common for evangelical Christians to marry younger.

  15. Snazzy says:

    He is totally on my shamef**k list. Don’t judge me

    • AmyB says:

      I know me too LOL so I am right with ya @Snazzy

      He probably is an ass but something about me doesn’t give a f**k haha!

  16. anya says:

    I love how people are all poor her, she had to put up with THAT, good for her she got rid of him. Um, she’s a trumpster, Obama hater, all lives matter piece of white privilege trash who parades her little children on her sm 24/7? He’s annoying and bland yeah, but at least he hates Trump and has been a very vocal BLM supporter. And they’ve been indeed separated since January. In February when he was rehearsing for his play in Chicago he was already telling people he was separating from her. Dunno why he agreed to keep dragging the show on her sm but for anyone who has been following them it was obvious they here heading for splitsville. No surprise at all.

    • Smices says:

      There was a blind item about two celeb couples breaking up over BLM. Clearly this is one of them.

      • sunny says:

        This part. When I read the blinds I totally thought of them. I think it is getting more impossible to have spouses with different political views especially when one side doesn’t believe in science, puts kids in cages, and is ok with police violence.

        Anyway, I hope they manage to have a civil divorce process and figure out a dynamic that works for the kids.

    • Dee Kay says:

      I’m sure that lots of couples have broken up over political differences since 2016. That makes sense to me, because I didn’t realize how one of my family members would completely fall under Trump’s thrall, and become a literal Nazi-defender, during that election. My family member voted for Obama twice! Being surprised by a family member’s racism is probably one of the main causes of sudden shifts in relationships these days.

    • Pear says:

      Sad to find out she’s an all lives matter trumpster; she seems sweet in her food clips. She’s so odd and bizarre with her outfits (handbands, weird puff sleeve outfits, stick thing legs) and crazy eyebrows look these days. Was gorgeous before weight loss.

    • Tchotchke says:

      Sorry if I’m missing something but I can’t seem to find anything online that indicates that she’s a Trump supporter or All Lives Matter-er. I hesitate to make a judgment based on one’s social media, as a lot of people on the right side of issues keep theirs apolitical, and plenty of problematic people use it to virtue signal…

  17. Mariane says:

    I remember telling my friend that they’d divorce on 2017 after watching one of their red carpet interviews. He’s so possessive and wouldn’t let her talk. He comes off as a snob when you watch hear him off screen. No wonder he played the TWIN snobs in that Zuckerberg movie!

  18. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait for the financials – I know he has done some film work but wonder with their lifestyle just how much of his ‘earnings’ contributed to the lifestyle vs. his family money. She’s entitled to half of accumulated assets based on their joint earnings, but she won’t get a dime of his family money or trust fund.

  19. Isa says:

    He’ll be dating a 20 something soon.

    • Eugh says:

      Did he give off these vibes or something before? I did always like that she was older than him.

  20. Lawcatb says:

    A comparison of their IGs show a profound difference in postings since Memorial Day. His are almost exclusively BLM/antiracist messages and videos. Her’s . . . aren’t. Makes me wonder if the past 6 weeks have exposed some big philosophical incompatibilities between them.

    • Dani says:

      As a mother who only uses social media for fam pics and stuff like that, I don’t post ANYTHING political where I post my kids. I keep that to facebook and twitter. Maybe she is the same way? I don’t follow her on anything so I don’t know but I know a lot of parents like that.

  21. Beech says:

    Thank you @KEBBIE, 😁

  22. Aang says:

    I have no idea who either if these people are. I’ve heard his name and only remember because it sounds like baking soda. I just peeped at her Instagram and yikes. She is a lot.

    • Pear says:

      She’s crazy with her weird outfits, eyebrows, and scarily thin legs thrown out poses. Hold the Trumpster thing for a sec and she was so elegant and stunning in her wedding pics.

    • Ella says:

      His grandfather, Armand Hammer, owned a large amount of stock in Church & Dwight, the company that makes Arm & Hammer baking soda. Funnily enough, the name “Arm & Hammer” had nothing to do with Armand Hammer.

  23. Lea says:

    Honestly I think they were separated looong before January.
    I follow them both on social media and since mid 2019 he was in the UK while she was in the US and they maybe saw each other once.
    I think it must be hard for her because her brand was basically « look at my happy pristine rich family »… Now that she doesn’t have the « wife of a billionaire heir » credentials it made be harder for her to maintain.

  24. Dani says:

    There are tons of blind that they have been fighting for a long time (even at her most recent birthday party) and have been separated for a while. He’s also apparently a major cheater.

    • Cindy says:

      I have heard about his cheating ways ….🤔 Whats the prove ….just asking here ✌

  25. Grant says:

    Sad to hear. I know Armie is problematic but I recently re-watched Call Me By Your Name and he really did such a great job. It’s astonishing to me that neither Armie nor TC are gay when they had such crazy, palpable chemistry in that movie. But sexuality is a spectrum so what do I know, maybe they really did connect on some level. Or maybe they’re just really great actors.