The Bear Star Jeremy Allen White & Addison Timlin Are Getting Divorced
The former couple shares two daughters.
Fans fell in love with the perpetual bedhead and harried chef Carmy Berzato in FX’s The Bear, played by Jeremy Allen White fresh off of an eleven-year run on Shameless, but his actual love life is a bit more complicated. The actor’s wife Addison Timlin filed for divorce on May 11 after three years of marriage, as confirmed in court documents seen by PEOPLE. The two share four-year-old daughter Ezer and two-year-old daughter Dolores.
The pair has yet to comment on their split and were together as recently as the 2023 Golden Globes in January, where White thanked Timlin during his acceptance speech. “Addison Timlin, I love you deep in my bones, thank you for all that you do, thank you for everything that you’ve done,” he said.
White met fellow actor Timlin when they were both only 17 years old while working on the 2008 film Afterschool, which focused on a student who captured his classmates’ overdose on camera. Following that film shoot, White and Timlin were reportedly friends for years before they began dating. Longtime fans may recall how Timlin’s Instagram is filled with pictures of them together dating back to 2016. Early pictures show them cozying up at movie nights at the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In one fan-favorite picture from August 2016, White is the heart-eye emoji personified as he stares at Timlin in a selfie.
It’s unclear when exactly they turned their friendship into something more, but some speculate that their relationship blossomed as early as 2013. When asked about a boyfriend in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that year, she hinted that her friendship with White had turned romantic. “I’ve got a sweetheart who I will not disclose,” she said. “We have a nice foundation from being friends for a long period of time, and then it took a hard right turn into romance.” Three years later she welcomed White to Instagram with a sweet caption, and fans point to this as the moment when their relationship became Instagram official.
Timlin is a lifelong actor, getting her start in theatre at nine years old in a national production of Annie. The Philadelphia native then made her way to Broadway, where she starred as Baby Louise in Gypsy opposite Bernadette Peters. She made her film debut in 2005’s Derailed and quickly got recurring parts on TV shows like Cashmere Mafia, Californication, and StartUp. Millennials may also recognize her as the titular Juliet in the We The Kings music video for their 2008 hit “Check Yes Juliet.”
On Timlin’s 27th birthday in 2018, she announced that she and White were expecting their first child together. “We made a baby and my heart is bursting at the seams,” her Instagram caption read. “Today is my birthday but my wish already came true. This is 27 and the best is yet to come ❤️.” A daughter named Ezer Billie was born on October 20, 2018, and Timlin’s best friend, Hollywood darling Dakota Johnson, was named the child’s godmother.
After Ezer’s birth, the couple got married in a low-key affair in November 2019. Timlin posted a picture of the young family, herself, and baby Ezer in a short white lace dress and White in a light blue suit, with the caption “We do.” Their second daughter Dolores Wild was born on December 12, 2020, in the midst of lockdowns, and Timlin thanked her sister, mom, and the MCFU nurses and doctors at Cedars Sinai for aiding with the birth.
Timlin is a tattoo aficionado, with more than 30 pieces of ink on her body. In a 2016 interview with WWD she detailed her first tattoo. “I think of them as a timeline of my life. I got my first one at 16. It sits on my shoulder and says, ‘the last one,’ ironically, but it’s my mother’s handwriting and it’s a poem she wrote when I was born because I’m the youngest of four.”
After The Bear premiered, Timlin shared a sweet message that personifies the strong and supportive relationship they’ve built over the years. “It is always a privilege to witness the work Jeremy puts in and the result will always take my breathe [sic] away,” her caption reads. “Congratulations to the whole team but to Jeremy especially, watching your dreams come true will always put a fire in my heart. I am infinitely proud and also very pleased to turn to you and say-I told you so.” White sweetly responded in the comments: “I love you. Thank you for keeping my head right when things get wobbly. And thanks for always listening.”
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