Chris Appleton has made news after filing for divorce from her husband, Lukas Gage, after only 6 months of marriage. According to court filings, the couple filed for divorce on November 10, 2023.
Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage's split comes barely nine months after the couple got engaged earlier this year. Chris Appleton married Lukas in an intimate ceremony attended by Kim Kardashian in April.
According to the Independent, the couple already has a postnuptial agreement in place, and the decision was difficult for Appleton, who reportedly “tried everything to make their marriage work” before deciding that being apart was the “best decision” for them.
So, why did Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton split just a few months after their relationship was confirmed? Continue reading to find out why.
Why Did Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage Divorce?
Appleton cited “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce file, according to TMZ.
The divorce, according to a source close to the couple, “was not an easy decision for Chris to make, but he tried everything he could to make the marriage work and needed to make the best decision for himself moving forward.”
According to an episode of The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian (Appleton's longtime client) urged Appleton to get a prenuptial agreement.
Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage's Love Story
Rumors began to circulate in February that the celebrity hairstylist and the White Lotus actor were dating.
They were also seen walking the runway together at various events around this time, including the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood and TikTok Celebrate Vanities: A Night for Young Hollywood.
Appleton revealed their relationship during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show on March 15, 2023.
“I'm very happy, and I'm very much in love,” Appleton remarked. “I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special.” Appleton exclaimed that their love is “a really special thing” and that he is grateful for “meeting someone you really connect with.”
When did Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton Marry?
According to a source and court records obtained by Page Six, Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton will marry in Las Vegas on the weekend of April 22, 2023. Kim Kardashian, according to the insider, was also present.
According to a source cited by US Weekly, they attempted to keep it a secret by just telling friends and family. “They're not telling the public yet, but they have told friends they are engaged,” a person familiar with the matter said.
“They got engaged before they even had rings and then went to pick them out together.” While friends recognize the relationship has evolved swiftly, everyone is delighted for them, according to the insider.
“Friends think they're a great couple,” says the insider. “Even though they moved very quickly, everyone around them is very excited about their relationship.”
Kim Kardashian officiated the wedding, which was later confirmed in an Instagram carousel. Appleton told GQ that his wedding was the only one to which Kardashian would ever agree. Shania Twain sang the hit song “You're Still The One” at the former couple's wedding.