Armie Hammer & Elizabeth ‘have been having trouble… for quite a while’

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Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced their split on Friday, at the end of the day. I’m tired of couples doing that – the pandemic and the internet have made that move obsolete. A Hollywood couple’s divorce is always going to be news, even if you announce it on a sleepy Friday afternoon. There are already shenanigans a having to do with the date they separated. If they hit the ten-year anniversary mark, that would make all of their assets communal property, which might mean a bigger payout for Elizabeth. Regardless of the legal issues, I am interested in when they really started having problems. Sources tell Us Weekly that they’ve been having problems for a while:

A long time coming. Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers weren’t in the best place in their relationship prior to calling it quits on their 10-year marriage.

“They have been having trouble in their marriage for quite a while and each doing their own thing,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

A second insider notes that the estranged couple’s “top priority” is their children. Hammer, 33, and Chambers, 37, share daughter Harper, 5, and son Ford, 3.

“The decision to separate was not one that they made lightly,” the source explains. “They didn’t wake up one day and suddenly decide. They are best friends and love each other very much. Right now, their biggest concern is their children and how this change will impact them. Their children are their top priority and always will be. The split is amicable and they will work through this difficult time with love and respect.”

[From Us Weekly]

I buy that they were having problems for a while, because – honestly – they both seem like A LOT. He seems like a condescending douchebag and she seems thirsty AF. But that was what made them perfect for each other, so why did it go wrong? I really do think this was a case where the pandemic played a major role. All of those little annoyances which they could ignore in each other during regular times were amplified while they were locked down together in the Cayman Islands. Armie especially seemed to be going bonkers. So who knows.

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.

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  1. Lori says:

    Leo/virgo match can be very difficult especially when the virgo is the high strung kind.

  2. Marietta58 says:

    I didn’t realize he was so young… I thought he was in his 40′s lol… Not that he looks old, but I just assumed he was. I’ve never payed attention to either of them. Is he really a douchebag and her thirsty AF? I’m asking bc I honestly have no idea about either of them lol

    Also, What is up with her eyebrows? Are they supposed to be that way? Or did she have some work done?

    • Chickaletta says:

      Marietta, he has no brain to mouth filter and says a lot of dumb shit, but he also seems like he is trying to learn and do better (?). No idea about her.

    • RedRedVelvet says:

      I think she’s thirsty but a lot of it was about promoting her bakery and probably some future Goop-like website / lifestyle guru thing.

      Her eyebrows have always been that way; she looked good with them until she lost a ton of weight, lightened her hair, and started doing a harsh ponytail.

      She has just about the worst style of any HW celeb in recent memory and her clothes are hideous and hideously expensive. Horrible puff sleeved bikinis, ugliest jumpsuits on the red carpet, etc. That Playboy model Hope Smith (married to billionaire Robert Smith) sometimes has a similar style. Check out their IGs.

      Personality aside, it’s tragic a very striking woman with a huge clothing budget does this voluntarily to herself. Sack the stylists and start afresh, Liz, and look to people like Jen Aniston and Sandra Bullock for a bit of moderation and sedateness in your new wardrobe.

  3. LULU wang was robbed says:

    There are blind items about these two going back at least a year, this has been on the cards for a while if you believe that.
    At her birthday party last year they had a screaming match, amongst other things

  4. Hammers connoisseur says:

    In before people blame it on the toe sucking video. SHE filmed it –you can hear her laughing in the background– and later defended it so it wasn’t that lol

    If you followed them it’s clear they’ve been having issues but you couldn’t tell if you only look at her sm because she was pretending everything was perfect right up to the announcement. He, otoh, was telling people as early as February that they’re in the process of separating and last fall he started to be seen without his wedding ring on various occasions when he never used to take it off.

    Last year they maybe spent 2 months together tops, he was always away on filming locations. She did go to England when he was filming Rebecca but after 2 weeks dropped the kids off with him and took off with her millionaire friends on her yearly booze cruise.

    Long story short, if one didn’t fall for the perfect family show she put on her sm until the very last minute it was to be expected.

    • lucy2 says:

      She definitely seems super into projecting the perfect life on social media.

    • Kcat says:

      Um, if my husband were gone for work for most of the year you bed I’d drop the kids off and go on a girls trip. Not sure shy there’s shade for that?

      • Kebbie says:

        Seriously. God forbid he have to be a father for a week or two!

      • Hammers connoisseur says:

        Because she had 2 nannies and 2 of his friends living in their house to take care of the kids and she was constantly travelling? And these vacations happen very often when she has no job at all. My point wasn’t even shade, I wanted to say that after months of being separated she spent like 2 weeks in London and then left the kids with him? What a perfect marriage indeed 🙄

  5. Helen says:

    Covid had nothing to do with this, they’ve been separated/planning to do it since the beginning of the year. Armie was blabbing about it all over.

  6. BB8 Squirrel says:

    I believe Armie’s separation date of January…. there have been rumors about them for years and in the last year they were hardly ever together. He was working and she was constantly on yachts with her friends and dragging those poor kids around. Maybe the Caymans trip was for the kids?

    I think Elizabeth filed for sole custody as leverage so that if she gets him to agree to a separation date then she will agree to joint custody.

  7. schmootc says:

    Harper Hammer? Why would you do that to another human being? It’s cruel.

    • Laura-j says:

      Ford Hammer is not much better.

      Not much goes with Hammer though… :)

    • RedRedVelvet says:

      Is there an “American royalty” or “upper class” throwback thing going on with those names? Also the way she dresses them, like they’re living in a 1950s TV show.

  8. Kristen says:

    I cannot feel any sympathy for someone who is “stuck” in the Cayman Islands. That is not a real problem.

  9. Lea says:

    As was said in other comments… I think they separated a while ago.
    I don’t know what grounds she has to file for sole custody, she has been away from the kids a lot too so it’s not a question of schedule. I also wonder what kind of CEO can manage to stay away from her business for so long since she’s been quarantining forever now.
    I don’t think she wanted to divorce. My opinion is that she would have been fine with them staying married just for appearances and living separate lives on the down low.

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  11. Jess says:

    I’m really sick of celebrity couples saying crap like “they’re best friends and they love each other very much.” Um, if you were BEST FRIENDS and love each other very much, you’d still be married. I’m all for people making divorce as quick and as painless as possible for their kids (and not denigrating their spouse in public, etc.), but let’s call it what it is. People get divorced because they can’t stand each other any more or because they have nothing in common or they’re sleeping with someone else. The list goes on, but none of it is because they’re still so in love with their “bestie.” Divorce is hard and it sucks and when people say crap like that it just makes them seem super extra and like they’re hiding something. Just be like, “yeah we’re getting divorced. Don’t want to talk about it.”

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Well, that’s not true. Some people get divorced because they realize they’ve turned into roommates. They do love each other, but the romantic spark is gone.

      For example, Tilda Swinton and her partner continued to live in the same house after they split up because it was a big ol’ house, they didn’t hate one another, and it kept things normal for their kid. Sometimes marriages don’t end in acrimony but in no-fault tepidness.

  12. Marietta58 says:

    ^^ Yep, this 100%. Stop with the BS, just make a pointed statement regarding the fact they are divorcing and they would like privacy for their children, end of!

    They Should have said something along the lines of, “After a lot of thought and discussion, we have decided to divorce at this time. We will continue to co-parent our children together and ask that you respect our family’s wishes for privacy at this time.”