It turns out the public learned of Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley's divorce not too long after she did.
In an exclusive clip from season 3 of Selling Sunset (available to stream on Netflix August 7), Stause, 39, reveals to her costar Mary Fitzgerald that the This Is Us actor, 43, informed his wife he had filed for divorce over text message back in November 2019.
"He text me that we were filed," Stause says. "Forty-five minutes later, the world knew."
The pair, who divorced after two years of marriage, have not been in contact since that initial discussion of the breakup. "I talked to him right after because I thought that must be a joke," Stause says in the clip. "But that was kind of the end of the communication."
Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday.
Hartley and Stause met via one of her Days of Our Lives castmates and started dating in 2013. He proposed in July 2016 and the couple tied the knot in October 2017 in front of 75 friends and family members at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch. Hartley's daughter from his first marriage, 16-year-old Isabella, served as flower girl and ring bearer during the ceremony.
Last month, Stause filed to have her maiden name restored. And earlier in the summer, Hartley was spotted kissing his former The Young and the Restless costar Sofia Pernas. A source told PEOPLE in early June that the two had been "dating for several weeks" and spent "a lot of time at his house."
Season 3 of Selling Sunset is available to stream Friday, August 7, on Netflix.
Source: Read Full Article