After two years of marriage, Dexter star and producer Michael C. Hall and his wife and co-star Jennifer Carpenter have parted ways according to representatives. They told Entertainment Weekly that the on-screen brother and sister have decided to go their separate ways.
The representatives’ joint statement read: “After having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have filed for divorce,” and both parties have stressed that the separation is completely amicable.
Hall and Carpenter, both aged 31, met while on the set of ‘Dexter‘ and a romantic relationship soon flourished. They eventually married on the 28th December, 2008.
Soon after their marriage Carpenter was publicly praising Hall and she told People magazine, “He is the sexiest man alive.”
Reports are circulating that Carpenter attended the season finale of the fifth season of Dexter in New York alone, and that strangely Hall was nowhere to be seen.
Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma late last year and after successful treatment he was given the all clear by doctors in April this year.
“I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with a treatable and curable imminent, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their skill and care,” said Hall at a time.
After his illness Carpenter said, “It’s always felt like an opportunity to get closer and I’m just so impressed with him and anyone who’s had to go through it,” and while becoming visibly emotional she added, “Every second’s special with him, it sounds corny but it’s true. I’m very lucky.”
A day after the season 5 finale it was announced that ‘Dexter‘ is being given another season due to its increasing popularity. Since its first airing in 2006 the hit show has gained larger audiences, culminating in almost 3 million viewers for one episode this season.
For those who don’t follow it, Dexter is the ongoing story of a Miami P.D. blood spatter analyst who is a serial killer in his spare time. Hall not only stars as the titular character but also produces the show too.
Read our previous coverage of Michael C Hall’s cancer, his treatment and successful recovery.
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