Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane: The Marriage is Over!
After 14 years, two daughters and at least one well-publicized threesome, Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane have decided to end their marriage.
Or Gayheart has decided to end her marriage, to be more specific.
The actress filed for divorce from her long-time husband on Friday, with Dane confirming the split to People Magazine via the following statement:
“After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family.
“We will continue our friendship and work as a team to co-parent our two beautiful girls as they are the most important thing in the world to us.
“We kindly ask that you respect our privacy during this time as we navigate the next phase of our lives.”
Gayheart is reportedly seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters: seven-year Billie and six-year old Georgia, 6.
She cited irreconcilable differences as the cause of divorce.
Gayheart is best known for movies such as Jawbreaker and Scream 2 and for a role many years ago on Beverly Hills 90210.
Dane rose to television fame as Mark “McSteamy” Sloan on Grey’s Anatomy, prior to being killed off in 2012 and then landing the lead role on TNT’s The Last Ship.
He took a hiatus from the show last spring due to depression and other mental health issues, about six years after he also sought professional help for an addiction to painkillers.
“I took some time off… I was dealing with some depression, which was kind of odd to me,” Dane explained on July 31 as a guest host on the Today Show.
He added at the time:
“I felt very conflicted about it because I didn’t really feel like I had anything to be depressed about…
“Now I take a medication called Pristiq … and the depression is gone … I’m doing OK.”
“It’s a very serious thing,” Dane continued.
“But it’s very real, and that was the scary thing when you wake up and you’re like, ‘I don’t want to get out of bed’ … this just hit me like a truck.
“I had to take some time off, I went away and took care of it and I’m feeling great.”
In 2009, meanwhile, Dane and Gayheart made headlines after a sex tape leaked that featured the couple in some compromising positions with a third party.
The 12-minute footage depicted a great deal of nudity, a lot of giggling and, we can only presume, a lot of drug use.
The other member of the famous threesome was former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche.
We wish Dane and Gayheart well and hope they work out an amicable resolution for the sake of their kids.