Professional chef Cat Cora’s marriage to record producer Nicole Ehrlich was taken off the menu after Nicole filed for divorce from her wife of three years. No signs of the marriage goose being cooked were evident seeing as Cat consistently posted Instagram posts declaring her undying love for Nicole.
She referred to her as “my rock, my dream, my love.” The recipe for the breakup remains a secret! Cora’s statement said that arriving at the decision wasn’t easy. Both of them considered all options before deciding that splitting up was best for everyone involved. They remain forever parents to their sons.
Billy Porter & Adam Smith
Happy ending, anyone? American actor and singer Billy Porter of "Kinky Boots" fame walked his boots right out the relationship door after dating businessman Adam Smith for a year between 2009 and 2010. Shattered by the loss, Billy recounts he said to his therapist that “Now I know what love looks like and it just walked out the door.” Billy and Adam stayed in tentative touch and in 2015, while watching Hamilton together, Adam reached over and held Billy’s hand.
The ending? A happy marriage since 2017, or so it seemed. Billy once shared how getting married was a big milestone for him. Both of them had been raised in families where they were considered “abominations” for being themselves. Marriage was never on the card, until it was. Despite the profound declarations, they went their separate ways in 2023.
Lil Nas X & Yai Ariza
Fabulously flamboyant musician Lil Nas X thought he was up for the relationship challenge when professional Colombian dancer Yai Ariza pirouetted into his life. But it appears that the expectations of companionship were all too much for the young Grammy Award winner.
When asked what led to the split, Lil Nas X stated that even though he’s “wanting somebody for so long” it’s “a real responsibility.” He eloquently summed it up by saying “…I’m more in love with what I’m doing than people.” The rapper said he had no ill will towards his ex. It was the most serious relationship he had been in and he loved Yai “to death.”
Greg Louganis & Johnny Chaillot
Legendary Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, took a plunge into the deep end and ended things with his husband, paralegal Johnny Chaillot. Greg made a splash in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics after bagging gold for his country. As is the modern way, Greg shared the heartbreaking news via an Instagram post.
Their split coincidentally happened during Pride Month. Greg and Johnny didn’t spill the tea as to the reason for the divorce with Greg simply stating “Marriage among all couples is often more challenging than not.” They went on to say how grateful they were to have the privilege to marry legally in the first place. Greg and Johnny were among the first queer celebrity couples to get hitched.
Tommy Dorfman & Peter Zurkuhlen
"13 Reasons Why" actress Tommy Dorfman came out as a trans woman in the middle part of 2021. The star had been “privately living as a woman” for a year before that. At the time, Tommy had been married to her husband, mogul Peter Zurkuhlen, for five years. Tommy stated that she and Peter had to “redefine” their relationship.
Tommy said, in reference to her ex-husband, that what interests her, as a trans woman, “is not necessarily reflected in a gay man.” Having come to this conclusion, Tommy and Peter signed their divorce papers and now define themselves as friends. On her transitioning, Tommy described it as finally aligning her soul with her body. She hoped to live a radically honest life going forward.