Mandy Moore and her husband of six years, rocker Ryan Adams, announced that they are ending their marriage last week and sent the media into a frenzy trying to understand what went wrong. As celeb couples go, they were fairly quiet about their relationship but seemed to be happy right up until the end. Now, news of their split is being tempered with another divorce announcement weaving its way around the web: Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian, are reportedly going their separate ways as well.
The former Grey’s Anatomy star and his wife released a statement to TMZ saying they had decided to end things and asked for privacy for the sake of their children, but privacy is hard to come by in Hollywood. In fact, Hollywood Life is reporting that the couple never signed a prenup, and that Jillian will more than likely be entitled to half of Dempsey’s fortune.
“It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time,” Dempsey and Jillian said in their joint statement.
Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams had something similar to say in their own statement, asking for privacy as they figure things out. Adams is famous for being close-mouthed about his private life and even reportedly hung up on a reporter for asking one too many questions about Mandy Moore.
“Okay, so I just hung up because I was on the radio getting asked about my wife. I was really nice about it the first time, and I’m sorry, but I won’t repeat myself. The deal is this: I’m a private person and I’ll be a gentleman and say I’m not talking about my marriage ever. I’ll never talk about it. Ever,” he said in a later interview with Buzzfeed. “I’ll talk about rescue cats for a few seconds. But even there I don’t want to talk about my pets. If I have children I’m not going to discuss that with anyone ever. I’ll suggest it once and then I’m going to hang up.”
Mandy Moore hasn’t been active on social media since the announcement was made, but did post a few photos to Instagram last week, including a few old ones of her pre-fame and one of her cat stretching.
Mandy Moore did some singing for Adams on his latest album and showed support for it on social media; the couple also celebrated their fifth anniversary last March and posted several pictures online of the party, which they shared with friends and family.