just five months later Bear star Jeremy Allen White publicly professed his love for his actress wife Addison Timlin in his Golden Globes acceptance speech, got raw and real about how “fucking hard” it is to “be a single mom” on social media Mother’s Day mail.
He californication actress, 31, She filed for divorce from the Shameless alum, 32, on Thursday, after more than three years of marriage. It’s clear it’s a bumpy transition for the couple, who met their freshman year of high school and share two young children.
Let’s travel back to its beginnings…
The couple met their freshman year of high school in 2005 when 14-year-old White transferred to the Professional School of Performing Arts in New York, where 13-year-old Timlin was a student. Timlin, who by then had already appeared on Broadway in the Gypsy revival and did a national tour of annie — he said in a joint interview with White in the show podcast in 2019 that it was “love at first sight” between them. “She has really blue eyes and her blue shirt brings out the blue eyes,” she gushed. “He came in hot, so to speak, and (my classmates and I) were so enamored with him.” She said that “we spent all our time together. We went to school together. We got in trouble together, we smoked pot together,” but at the time it was more of a hot crush than romance. “We were each other’s lifeline,” she said. He said G.Q. in 2022, “I was instantly very into her and her, me too, I think. But she had a boyfriend.” When Timlin and her boyfriend broke up and she expected White to make her move, he didn’t. He said, “I was so clumsy with all that stuff.”
Here they are, center, in 2005:
An awkward chemistry test
Timlin said on the podcast that they had a fight when they were 15 and she transferred schools. “It was so dramatic,” she recalled. White added: “She said, ‘Bye! See you later!’ And it was like, ‘But I just found you!’ “. She said it seemed more dramatic at the time, when in reality she had just moved to a non-performing arts school “20 blocks away.”
white said G.Q. he “was really gutted” by their fight over her changing schools. But “the universe never really let us be apart,” Timlin said in the capsule. While they weren’t speaking, they both ended up being cast in the 2008 movie. after school, who saw them playing high school kids alongside star Ezra Miller. They first came face to face when they were paired up for a chemistry reading. “We resolved our issues there,” she said, noting that they discussed their consequences in front of the director and that the tension helped them both get their papers. They became friends again, but had a few more major disputes, including when she was dating a guy. older and kept it a secret from White, who was upset when he found out.
Los Angeles transplants, and roomies
At 18, they both found themselves living in Los Angeles. white landed Shameless Fresh out of high school, he played the role of fan favorite Lip Gallagher for a decade. The same year, Timlin landed a recurring role on californication, get hot with David Duchovny. While acting on TV and in movies, they decided to be roommates.
“We moved in together and we were discovering a new city together,” he said in spectacularity. And they became the best of friends. “I knew at some point we would really try,” she said romantically, but she wasn’t sure when that would be…she was sure my journey had to go elsewhere before it was over. lands on us.”
The two had other romantic relationships, but during a road trip they realized that their relationship made them feel “grounded and calm” and it just felt “right,” he recalled. They ended up ending their other relationships and eventually got together. “When everything was fine, it was fine,” she said.
By 2013, they seemed paired but didn’t want to make it officially official. Timlin said harper’s bazaar at the time, “I have a love that I won’t reveal, but, yeah, he would be the man. We had a good foundation of being friends for a long period of time, and then it took a right turn to turn into romance.”
While their relationship blossomed, they didn’t make things official on social media until 2016. When he joined Instagram in October, she called him her “ride or die guy.”
Things went full speed from there. In 2017, on Timlin’s birthday, they announced they were expecting his first son. She wrote: “We made a baby and my heart is about to burst. Today is my birthday but my wish has already come true. It’s 27 and the best is yet to come.”
The same year, the couple shared a screen again in the 2017 short. Chasing youwhich he also produced.
Their first child, Ezer Billie, was born that October.
In early 2019, the american horror story and that awkward moment Actress was seen wearing a ring on that finger and they confirmed their engagement at the spectacularity sheath.
The couple exchanged vows at the Beverly Hills, California courthouse in October 2019. “Happy hearts,” the bride captioned a photo of them on social media wearing matching jean jackets with their nicknames for each other (Buddy and Billie) embroidered on the back for the ceremony. Guests included Dakota Johnson, who is the godmother to the couple’s two children, and her partner Chris Martin.
white and timlin get tattoos of your partner’s nickname, as well as the name of your firstborn.
The following year they seemed to be going strong. On her birthday, Timlin shared a photo of them with Ezer, writing, “I’m so thankful for turning 28. I married my best friend of 15 years who just happens to be the love of my life. We have the coolest son.” in the world… I have beautiful friends and family who restore my soul and I feel so full of love all the time.”
White published his own tribute to his wife, writing“I love you forever.”
They welcomed their second daughterDolores Wild, in December 2020. “We made it baby,” she wrote to White Timlin, who was hospitalized for a month before giving birth.
They both also got tattoos of Dolores.
White made a big career move in 2021 when Shameless ended his decade-long career.
That year, she praised him in an anniversary post with a photo of them with their two daughters. She wrote: “Happy anniversary baby. My favorite thing on planet earth (besides our kids) is to say ‘my husband.’ You are the greatest person I have ever met and you make my life seem touched by God. I know that You think this public display of affection is silly, but there’s no ceiling from where I wouldn’t scream I love you! This year was hard but we love harder.”
The in-demand actor landed Bearwho sees him play a chef.
For Timlin’s birthday in June 2022, White I called your “number one” and “the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you for taking care of so many of us. You have been at the center of my life for so long, I can’t remember much before, I am so lucky. You are all my heart.
the same month, Bear premiered The couple hit the red carpet together.
She used social media to urge people to tune in to his show, writing: “Congratulations to the whole team, but especially Jeremy, seeing your dreams come true will always light a fire in my heart. I am infinitely proud and also very pleased to turn to you and say: I told you so .”
White begins to receive a lot of attention for his great performance.
In an interview with Fashion in August, he opened up about how his life has changed since he had a family. She called her daughters her “best friends” and added: “I learn a lot from them. I feel like, in many ways, they are teaching me all the time how to be better: how to be better with them; how to be better with my wife, my friends, my parents, my sister. I think I have been ready to tame for a long time, and I am very happy to be in the house all the time with them.”
“I love you deep in my bones”
At the 2023 Golden Globes in January, the bear star won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and closed his speech with narration his wife, who was his date on the show, “Addison Timlin. I love you to the bottom of my bones. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for all you’ve done.”
On May 11, Timlin filed for divorce from White after more than three years of marriage.
Neither immediately commented on social media (White rarely posts in general) until three days later, on Mother’s Day. Timlin didn’t hold back on her candid post about it being her new life as a “single mom” and seems to suggest that she’s been like that for the last nine months.
“Being a single mom is not how I imagined it to be,” she wrote. “It’s so fucking hard. He’s all covered in shit crying on the floor kicking you in the shins screaming without any loud sound coming out. It’s not the natural order of things. It can be exhausting. but most of all it can be so lonely. When something magical happens and you have to tell yourself ‘don’t forget this’ because there are no witnesses by your side. It’s so painful.”
She said the lows were “demolished by the staggering heights. Living with young children is a wonderful, joyful, wide-eyed place to be surrounded by a daily expression of your authentic self and I wonder if without their example I would have could do the same.”
Timlin went on to say that she “felt so at peace today and so deeply in love with my children,” stating, “Being a mother is the only thing I’ve ever wanted and to be theirs is just the most amazing and lucky thing on the planet.” Doing so alone has given me more strength, more empathy, and more tears than anything else in my life.”
She thanked “everyone who has helped me these last 9 months, the moms who picked my son up from school in an emergency, the playdates who made the weekends feel a little less like climbing a little Mountain, Cry In My Car, Urgent Care Centers, Frozen 1 & 2, And My Little Man JJ, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Dry Shampoo, Ice Cream, Lollipops, Goldfish, Pirate Booty, Pull Ups, Gators, Soapy Water, Neighbors , my friends, my family, and if you turned to me and said, ‘I got you.’ Ugh. It feels good. Happy Mother’s Day everyone.”