Justin Hartley has taken an indirect swipe at ex-wife Chrishell Stause while praising his current marriage to model Sofia Pernas.
The 44-year-old This Is Us star tied-the-knot with 32-year-old Sofia earlier this year – and just weeks after his divorce to 40-year-old Selling Sunset star Chrishell was finalised.
Justin and Chrishell originally started dating in 2014 and tied-the-knot in 2017 – only for their marriage to come to an explosive end in 2019 when the reality star said she was “blindsided” when the actor demanded a divorce via text message.
Now Justin has added insult to injury by decreeing that marriage is incredible when you are with the right person and you don’t have to ‘force’ the romance.
Gushing about his current bride, the American star told Haute Living: “It’s incredible when you’re not forcing things. It doesn’t have to be that hard.”
And despite only wedding Sofia in March this year, he says he can’t remember life before he met her.
He gushed: “You just meet the right person and you just go, ‘Oh, this is amazing. It’s just so wonderful!’ You’re so attracted and so attached to this person. You just love this person so much.”
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In his chat with the outlet he also revealed he and Sofia became husband and wife in March this year – while his divorce from Chrishell was only finalised in February this year.
He said: “We got married in March, and we are so happy. Even though we’ve only been married a few months, it’s hard to remember what it was like without her.”
Justin was previously married to 43-year-old actress Lindsay Korman from 2004 until 2012 – and together they share a 17-year-old daughter named Isabella.
Meanwhile, Chrishell recently appeared to have moved on to mend her broken heart by sparking up a romance with her Selling Sunset boss Jason Oppenheim – but the love affair sadly crumbled after just five months of dating.
Opening up about the split, Jason revealed he was the cause of the relationship breakdown due to his unwillingness to father a child.
He wrote on Instagram this month: “While we have different wants regarding a family, we continue to have the utmost respect for each other.”
While Chrishell has also opened up about the collapse of the relationship, writing online: “I have tried to embrace the world I have found myself in and that includes being open and honest about my relationships.
“It felt scary and terrifying knowing that it may not end in what society deems a success and what I am ultimately looking for. But after many long heartfelt talks, I am choosing to see it as a success no matter what label is attached to it publicly.
“Men have the luxury of time that women don’t and that’s just the way it goes. All of that being said, navigating this public terrain is difficult and I am just trying my best.”