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Kate Walsh: Divorce After 15 Months

Kate Walsh: Divorce After 15 Months

Private Practice star Kate Walsh‘s movie exec husband Alex Young has filed for divorce from the actress, reports ET.

The date of separation is listed as November 22, 2008, just before the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the filing papers, Alex cited irreconcilable differences.

Kate and Alex married in September of 2007.

Something crazy must have happened between November 9 and 29 as the couple looked quite happy together in Las Vegas!

UPDATE: Kate‘s reps tells, “Papers have been filed to amicably end the marriage of executive Alex Young, and actress Kate Walsh. The couple remain on friendly terms and sincerely hope the media will respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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  • Leah

    Man, that’s just sad

  • Kally

    Oh gosh!! They seems so happy!!

  • LOL

    Who didn’t see this coming? Hopefully now her shitty show will get canned.

  • pup

    wow…..didn’t see that one coming. =SS

  • dani

    What……. A shocker

  • Passing Through

    ROTFLMAO. NOT a shock. Lesbian rumors float around about her regularly. A ton of industry people were surprised when she married a man. ‘Nuf said.

  • Julia

    I’m soooooooo surprised. :| haha.

  • Ouch!

    Totally agree with LOL; can’t stand her, her show is one of the worst I’ve ever seen!

  • RobertHolik

    Ahhhhhhhh :(

    I met her in November, just around that time. She went to see the movie Australia and we talked after about the movie and so. She even said that I smell good (=

    She was easily one of the (two) nicest celebrities I’ve ever met, Emily Deschanel being the second. A true sweetheart, very generous and greatful for how far she’s come in life.


  • Hey jared! it’s me again!

    Why do these people even bother getting married? I don’t know them, but I could have predicted a split.
    Hollywood folks are too selfish to be married.

  • anon

    Noticed that she wasn’t wearing rings in a People picture the other day and haven’t seen a picture of them together in a while. Figured an announcement was coming soon.

  • Trina

    Most people in Hollywood get married because they have the “hots” for each other.

    They don’t even know or like each other as people. So sad.

  • LolaSvelt

    Hag got owned!

  • sarah h

    it’s a joke!!!NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Mike

    Such a shame. But 15 months is longer than many Hollywood marriages. Hope they stay friends.

  • brittany

    I’m so shocked.

  • ella

    damn i thought they sounded deeply in love in their wedding interview, i thought it would last longer than this. but i guess it goes to show, marrying someone so fast doesnt often work out.

  • Lucy

    I hope Kate gets back together with Dave Annable. They were adorable together. ~Shallow~

  • larissa(:

    I am speechless..
    they semeed to be very happy together ):

  • Jen

    Very sad news, and very sudden. Hope Kate has all her friends & family with her :(

  • Cameron

    Ha, I called that one!! Mark my words, Heigl is next!

  • Sarah

    That’s what you get when you rush into a marriage. I totally expected this to happen. LOL

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    …`hahah losers.
    jay-z and beyonce are still together after almost 8 years. lmao

  • black

    Oho—-I must say I´m not really surprised.

    My guess on what caused the split………………Justin Chambers.

  • brooklyn

    What the heck? woah…interesting.

  • Pam

    Sad news :(

    But given they both have very long-hour jobs – Kate on PrP, Alex as Co-President of Fox Studios – it would impact any marriage, yet alone one that began as things for both of them job-wise went crazy.

    Just hope it’s amicable and they stay friends.

  • brittany

    I love Kate and I hope she is okay and is being supported by her family and friends in this sad time.

  • brittany

    I love Kate and I hope she is okay and is being supported by her family and friends in this sad time.

  • Emily

    So sad. Poor Kate. I hope she is okay.

  • S.

    Speechless, just hope Kate is OK. She looked pretty mighty fine over the weekend.

  • jamie

    I feel bad for Kate.

  • @black

    Oho—-I must say I´m not really surprised.

    My guess on what caused the split………………Justin Chambers.

    Justin Chambers? You’re joking right? He’s still very much happily married to his wife Keisha. Just because Justin and Kate are friends doesn’t mean Kate had an affair with him. WTF

  • ugh

    Why are you immature people laughing about a divorce? It is not a funny thing.

    GROW UP!

  • maria

    I think perhaps she is swinging on the other side of the fence. I didn’t think this was a real marriage I hate to say it

  • June

    Ah, poor Kate.

    Like someone said upthread, I hope it remains amicable. Nothing is guaranteed in this life, but its sad when something you believe in doesnt work out.

  • Ellenpompeofansupportskate

    I support Kate. This is sad news.

  • Olivia

    Maria – That is pure fiction. Give us some proof ! Kate has dated guys both in the public eye and not in the public eye.

    Before she was in Greys she was engaged to one guy for a long time, and the only two people she has dated in the public eye have been Justin Kirk (from Weeds) and Dave Annable (from B&S) – who always spoke fondly of her after they split.

  • GAlove

    I love Kate. I hope she is ok.

  • Natalie

    So sad :(
    Not long ago there was all those pregnancy rumors floating around Kate. I hope nothing horrible happened with them losing a baby and then drifting apart. Shit like that breaks couples up especially with both of them having jobs with very long working hours.

  • Bella

    So sad! I hope she’s okay! They were so cute together but kate has great friends and family too look after her!
    Ps the person who met her after austraila, wat did she think about it? I’d love to hear it :)!

  • Teelke

    This is so sad and unexpected.
    I hope that kate is somewhere around people that she loves and that she knows that we support her whatever happened!

    And thanks #36!

  • Nataša

    I really hope Kate is okay.

  • RobertHolik


    She loved it. Said it was amazing. When she signed my autograph book she wrote “To Robert – Australia Rocks!” =D

    And I asked if Hugh Jackman deserves and Oscar and she said: “Oh yeah, definitely” :)

  • LoveKate


    Huggs for Kate.

  • Matt

    Hope Dave Annable comforts Kate lol. But seriously, this is sad news. Any sane man would be lucky to have a hot woman such as La Walsh.

  • Bella

    Robert that’s awesome thanks so much for sharing! Kate obv has amazing taste!! That’s so cool wat she wrote! She’s adorable!

  • Kim

    Well the marriage lasted 15 months which is longer than many a Hollywood marriage between two people in the industry !

  • Um

    I feel for Kate during this tough time. I was a bit surprised when she got married too. I have been picking up on a lesbian vibe from her for a long time now.

  • RobertHolik


    Of course. Gotta let the world know that she’s a sweetheart. Can’t believe people write so much negative stuff without knowing her.

    Oh also, when I met her, she didn’t have any make up on and she pointed that out, she said she looked aweful, so I said, “What? Are you kidding? You always look amazing” :)

  • Anne

    Thanks for letting us know Robert #49 :) Everyone who meets her says she’s a sweetheart.

    It’s only the sad and jealous that write complete crap (see #48)