Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman went from high school friends to husband and wife. The two grew up in a small Kentucky town where they attended the same school. Like something out of a Hallmark movie, their friendship blossomed into love which led to marriage. They eloped in 2017 and had a more official ceremony two years later. However, their marriage only lasted four years. Michael filed for divorce in March 2023, less than one year after the birth of their second child.
It didn't take long for Amy to find a new man. Observant fans of the show picked up on an unfamiliar face in a YouTube video from August 2023. Amy and her family were at dinner for her son Glenn's first birthday when a quick pan around the Hibachi table revealed a new guy on the block.
Amy Slaton began dating a man named Tony Rodgers sometime in 2023.
Once interest was piqued by the quick appearance of the mystery man in Amy's YouTube video, it didn't take long for her to make it social media official. In November 2023, she dropped a TikTok featuring a carousel of photos depicting the happy couple. Beneath them Amy wrote "A & a," in the caption while Gaspar's Baby I Love You provided a soundtrack for the joy-filled scenes.
There are several selfies of Amy and her new guy followed by a few shots of him holding Amy's sons. Not only does Amy and her new fella look like they are having fun in every photo, but her children appear to adore him as well. According to The U.S. Sun, the man is named Tony Rodgers and he hails from Battle Creek, Mich. although he reportedly moved in with Amy in Kentucky.
Amy's sister Tammy apparently didn't like Tony.
In August 2023, an unnamed source told The U.S. Sun that "Tammy said on a recent group trip to Michigan that he and Amy 'fought so much that they missed numerous exits and just screamed at each other the whole time.'" However, another insider told the outlet that Amy and Tony were doing well and were happily living with Amy's kids. "The sparks just flew and I knew I had to go for it," said Amy to E! News in December 2023.
Amy and Tony broke up before New Year's Eve.
As happy as the couple was, it seems they were ultimately not meant to be. Amy once again took to TikTok to provide another update on her love life. On New Year's Eve, she posted a selfie with the caption, "Broken heart on New Year's Eve! Single for the new year though!"
Breakups can certainly be tough, but it looks like Amy's welcoming 2024 with some hope for better luck in love.
Why did Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman divorce?
Per In Touch Weekly, Michael filed for divorce on March 13, 2023, but the two had been separated since February. "Michael requested that the court enter and honor a civil restraining order, preventing he and Amy from being within 500 feet of each other and their respective properties," per court documents obtained by the outlet. They were also unable to speak about the divorce publicly while "all communication between them must take place through a court-approved app."
As Amy told E! News, her children were the catalyst behind her desire to start over again. "It was a struggle for a while and the love wasn't there like it used to be," she said. "With two kids, things just got harder and I knew things had to change." They've certainly changed. There's no doubt about that.