Jeremy Allen White’s wife, Addison Timlin, filed for divorce after 3 years of marriage

Jeremy Allen White and his wife Addison Timlin are getting divorced after three years of marriage. She filed last week. They’ve been married since 2019, but have been together a lot longer than that and share two young daughters. It’s unclear what precipitated the split, but it seems rather sudden given that they were gushing about each other on online and in speeches just a couple of months ago.

Jeremy Allen White’s wife Addison Timlin has filed for divorce, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Timlin filed for divorce on Thursday, according to court documents.

The pair have been together for well over three years. They married in 2019 and share two children. Their first daughter Ezer was born in 2018 and their second daughter Dolores was born in 2020.

White and Timlin’s reps did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old star of The Bear talked about how “grateful” he is for his wife in his acceptance speech at the 2023 Golden Globes. “Addison Timlin, I love you deep in my bones, thank you for all that you do, thank you for everything that you’ve done,” he said.

After the awards show Timlin shared an emotional note on Instagram about her love for her husband. “When we were 14 years old and I saw you perform for the first time in drama class, I couldn’t take my eyes off of you,” she wrote in the caption of a photo of White holding his Golden Globe. “When we’d run your lines for Shameless I’d be so tickled knowing beforehand what everyone would get to witness the next day on set.”

“When I watched the pilot for The Bear, I cried my f—ing heart out,” she wrote. “I think somewhere I must’ve known how much life was about to change, but mostly I just knew that the world was about to discover what I’ve known all along. What a privilege it’s been to know first.”

Timlin, 31, and White starred together in the 2008 psychological drama Afterschool. In 2020, in an Instagram post, she called White her “best friend of 15 years, who happens to be the love of my life.”

Last August when PEOPLE asked White what Timlin thinks of all the online thirst for him he said with a laugh, “I don’t know,” adding, “I think we’re both pretty good at not paying too much attention. I’m not on Twitter. I have an Instagram, but I mostly use it for work. I have a pretty healthy distance from it all. And my wife does as well. So I think that’s a good thing.”

[From People]

This was pretty surprising news. I watched all 11 seasons of Shameless as it aired and was aware that real life Jeremy was the exact opposite of his character in that he seemed to have a stable long-term relationship. Despite his position as a young actor, he never seemed gossipy in the slightest. But Jeremy was third lead on Shameless for most of its run and now he’s blowing up more with popularity of The Bear and how good he looks in that white tee and apron. That sort of success and exposure for one part of a couple can be difficult when both are actors. But Jeremy and Addison have also known each other since they were in high school and they’re only in their early 30s now, so maybe they just grew apart. But the fact that she filed, seemingly abruptly, and the absence of a joint statement… Maybe there’s more to the story there.

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  1. SAS says:

    Dying for a timeline on this. Her post about the extreme struggles of being a single mom for 9 months are very different to their award show appearances this year and whatnot. Wild.

  2. SKe says:

    There have been rumors for months that she cheated with Cooper Raiff (sp?) Who she met on the set of her friend Dakota Johnson’s movie. Deux Moi had a blind and couple other places have mentioned it. Hope it isn’t true but sad for them either way.

    • ChillinginDC says:

      Oh no. But they were so young when they got together. They could have grown apart.

    • Lens says:

      They recently had two kids in pretty quick succession. He just filmed the second season of his show and she was a single mom during all that. Sometimes kids don’t bring you together and do the opposite, especially when just one person in the couple is doing all the parenting.

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      I know it’s just a rumor, but if that’s the case, I’m surprised. So many friends were sending her love in her post about being a single mom for 9 years. If she cheated, and they’re still supporting her and essentially indicating they understand her sadness and feelings of abandonment, what happened before she cheated? Or after?

      He is a sweet guy. I don’t know her but I assumed they were in it for the long haul. But maybe they grew apart or she needed more from him while she was at home with two kids and he was away on sets for 12-16 hours a day.

      • Kebbie says:

        I think the single mom for 9 months thing would mean she didn’t cheat, that they weren’t together at the time.

        I think maybe they’ve been on/off for a while and neither actually cheated.

    • Kebbie says:

      Didn’t DM also just post that he cheated with a crew member on The Bear?

      I think only the two of them actually know when they were together and when they weren’t. All the cheating stuff is just assumption by outsiders.

      • Normades says:

        Yup. Who knows if it’s the truth or retaliation for posting that she cheated. It’s all around messy. I really think success in Hollywood is the kiss of death to couples. They had been together since they were teens.

  3. Eve Vane says:

    Someone or both cheated.

  4. frankly says:

    Bone to pick: I’ve been a single mom, and that means you are doing all the childcare AND ALL THE WORK TO MAKE ALL THE MONEY. I’m sorry if your spouse is away for work, but they are still your spouse, and if they are contributing income you aren’t a single mom. I have sympathy for your situation, and that sucks, but it is not the same as being an actual single mom. If you have a significant other and they are away for work and NOT sending any money, then that’s just a crappy relationship. If may feel like you are a single mom. Once you split up, you are a single mom.

    • SophieJara says:

      This is true. I get where she is coming from, but it isn’t the same as truly being in your own. My mom was single when I was born and she raised me completely on her own. I cannot imagine how much hard that was.

    • tealily says:

      Yeah, being lonely isn’t the same thing as being single, even if it felt like it to her.

    • Scout says:

      Sooooo true. A friend of mine was so proud of her niece for going to NY to be a social worker and getting her own apartment and living on her own. The girl’s father is a BILLIONAIRE. The family has a 10 MILLION DOLLAR apartment in NY. I told my friend (who also has money) it is NOT the same as truly struggling and knowing that if you fail, you are on the streets.

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  5. lucy2 says:

    That’s sad, especially if they’ve been together for so long and have young kids. Early marriages/relationships don’t often make it in Hollywood.
    His character on Shameless was so frustrating I never really enjoyed it, but he’s fantastic on the Bear. I can’t wait for more.

  6. tealily says:

    He’s gotten SO huge from The Bear. I can’t imagine even the best relationship would be strained by that.

  7. hangonamin says:

    so sad by this. just shows u social media is a warped view of anyone’s lives. both posted such lovely posts of each other a few months ago that made it seem like they were madly in love. could be they grew apart and still support each other…but her single mom post makes me think she has been more resentful that she’s been unsupported while his career has exploded.