Still a family. Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart have been candid about how their relationship has changed in the wake of their 2018 split.
The Grey’s Anatomy alum and the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2004. When asked how their romance began, Dane told Flaunt magazine in 2008: “It’s probably one of the lesser stories.” interesting in the world”. It was basically like this: ‘Do you want to go out?’ ‘Yeah, sure.’ Ten months later, we got married.”
The Euphoria star and Gayheart welcomed their first daughter, Billie, in March 2010. Billie became a big sister the following year when the couple’s second daughter, Georgia, was born.
“It’s like the estrogen mob in my house,” Dane joked during a 2016 appearance on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show. “They’re great. … [Billie’s] is named after my dad. or a girl, the firstborn would be a Billy.”
The couple kept their children relatively out of the spotlight for years before Gayheart filed for divorce in February 2018. Later that year, the Scream 2 star opened up about adjusting to co-parenting with Dane.
“We are doing our best. It’s not easy,” the Kentucky native told Us Weekly exclusively in October 2018.
At the time, Gayheart noted that she felt empowered after ending her marriage of 14 years. “I think as a woman you need to be able to always take care of yourself and never be dependent on a man,” she explained. “I’m going back to work and I think it’s partly because I want my daughters to see me work. I took time off to have my children. … A lot of little girls watch and start fantasizing about Prince Charming [saving them]. I think that is a message that is very old-fashioned.”
The couple’s breakup came nearly a year after the Charmed alum stopped filming TNT’s The Last Ship while battling depression. “Eric has requested a time off to deal with personal issues,” Dane’s representative told Us in an April 2017 statement. “He suffers from depression and has requested a few weeks off and the producers have graciously granted that request. He really wants to come back.”
Three months later, the Wedding Wars star opened up about his mental health struggles on the Today show. “I was dealing with some depression, which was a bit strange for me,” he said in July 2017. “I felt very conflicted about it, because I didn’t feel like I had anything to be depressed about. …But it is very real. And that was the scary thing: when you wake up and say, ‘I don’t want to get out of bed.
He continued: “I had dealt with depression throughout my life, and it was always manageable. I just felt, you know, everyone feels a little bit sad. …This hit me like a truck. I had to take some time off. I left, I took care of it and I feel great.”
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Dane briefly stepped away from his TNT show The Last Ship in April 2017 amid his battle with depression. Two months later, he and Gayheart made their first public appearance together since his acting hiatus at the 16th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles.February 2018
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alumnus filed for divorce from Dane after 14 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the separation. At that time, Gayheart sought spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters.
A decade after he and Gayheart made headlines for their leaked video of a nude bathtub, Dane said he wasn’t ashamed of the 2009 footage. “I have no regrets,” he told Glamor of the infamous video, in the that another woman also appeared. “I have no regrets or apologies for my life experience. It is my life experience and I am at peace with all of it.”
He continued: “I often think about the answer I gave [in 2014 calling it a regret]. And looking back now, was it a mistake? Absolutely not. Three consenting adults, one of them my wife? I wasn’t doing something wrong… We were only three people bathing.”