After Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause learned that her husband Justin Hartley was divorcing her on TMZ in November of 2019, it seems the This Is Us star has found himself a new lady to spend the rest of the lockdown with.
Though this is a brief digression before we dive into the subject of Justin's new flame, we find the need to share with our readers that Selling Sunset's Chrishell (born Terrina Chishell Stause) has the most amazingly mind-boggling namesake — and was named Chrishell because her mother went into labor at a Shell gas station and her attendant's name was Chris. OK, now that that's out in the open, we move on.
So, who exactly is Justin Hartley dating now, how do they know each other, and is she also an actress? Keep reading for some juicy celebrity goss — and the latest on their he-said-she-said divorce.
Who is Justin Hartley's new girlfriend?
Justin is currently in the midst of a messy divorce, one that his ex-wife found out about after TMZ published the filing. In the filing, Justin wrote that he and Chrishell had separated on July 8, 2019, which turned out to be news to Chrishell, who thought they were together "right up until the day he filed," in late November of 2019. Yikes.
The drama hasn't stopped Justin from being photographed by paparazzi while kissing someone new, specifically someone who was seen dropping him off and picking him up from the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles.
The gorgeous woman in the driver's seat has been identified as a former co-star of Justin's, namely The Young and the Restless's Sofia Pernas. What's more: The two played love interests on the soap opera — Justin played Adam Newman, and Sofia played his flame Marisa Sierras — and it seems like the sparks between the two might have blurred the lines between TV and reality.
After initially getting photographed together in May of 2020, the duo has proven that their chemistry is more than summer love. Though they haven't gone Instagram official on the grid, so to speak, the two do leave comments on each other's pages.
Sofia often comments on Justin's daughter's Instagram feed too.
Chrishell and Sofia are (or were?) actually friends...
It's absolutely reasonable to imagine that the world of soap opera actors is small and intimate, but we didn't really expect to learn that Sofia and Chrishell were friends.
It appears that all three parties involved in this triangle worked on The Young and the Restless in 2016 and that Sofia and Chrishell remained friends after shooting.
From the looks of Instagram, the two have frequently commented, complimented, and praised each other on social. In a Valentine's Day post Justin once wrote to Chrishell, Sofia seemed to celebrate their coupledom, commenting, "Yes!!!"
Sofia and Chrishell have also been known to commend each other's appearance and fashion choices. "Your dress!!! LOVE," commented Sofia on a photo of Justin and Chrishell together on IG. For her part, Chrishell wished a "Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!" to Sofia, who she calls "the absolute CUTEST!!!!!"
Aside from her role as Marisa in The Young and the Restless, the absolutely stunning 30-year-old Moroccan-Spanish actress has taken on roles in Blood and Treasure, Jane the Virgin, Age of the Dragons, Indigenous, NCIS, and most recently, a Disney+ film called Secret Society of Second Born Royals.
Chrishell may have been blindsided by her high profile divorce, but she's since moved on with DWTS pro Keo Motsepe. As for Justin, it looks like he has a pattern of romancing his former soap opera co-stars.
Will Chrishell address her connection to Justin's new girlfriend or share the details of her romance with Keo on Selling Sunset? It's TBD.