Martyn Eaden (born in the 1970s) is a British screenwriter who is best known as the ex-husband of Chrissy Metz, the actress in This is Us.
Born in the United Kingdom, Martyn Eaden has chosen to live a private life, even though he works in the entertainment industry. With most of his early life and personal details missing from the media space, Martyn only became known when he met and later married American actress Chrissy Metz. Beyond just being the ex-husband of a popular American actress, below are some facts you probably didn’t know about Martyn Eaden.
Martyn Eaden is British
Chrissy Metz’s ex-husband was born in the 1970s on an undisclosed date. His place of birth has been given as the United Kingdom which is also his native country. He grew up in the UK and got his basic education there as well. However, details of the names of the schools he attended are not public notice for now.
Martyn Eaden’s family background is not also known publicly as he has kept such details away from media attention. We cannot say who his parents are or if he has any siblings with whom he shared his childhood. Nevertheless, it is known that he spent his formative years in the United Kingdom before his career pursuits brought him all the way to the United States.
He Earns a Living as a Screenwriter
Martin Eaden has written screenplays that were turned into great movies. He has worked on many onscreen projects as a writer and his popular works include Thoughtform and Spurned – both in 2016.
On his IMDb page, his first professional work as a screenwriter came in 2014 in Death Factory while the rest were released in 2016. He also has one credit as a director in Thoughtform (2016) which he also wrote. In all, Martin Eaden has four credits under his name on IMDb in different capacities.
According to reports, screenwriters earn between $60 and $100k, depending on their rank and the work involved. Going by this information, Martyn Eaden’s net worth should be a tangible sum but the actual figure is not public knowledge.
Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz Met in 2006 and Got Married in 2008
There are reports that the former couple met each other online through a dating app while Eaden was still in the United Kingdom and Chrissy was in America. Thus, they had a long-distance relationship and all seemed to be going well for the duo. At the time, Eaden was resident in Sheffield, England while Chrissy resided in Los Angeles.
Their dating life was groomed online, mostly through emails at the initial stage. It was love at first sight for them and within a few months of dating online, Martyn flew to the United States to see Chrissy, and soon, they solidified their union at a wedding.
The Hollywood former couple got married in 2008, just two years after their meeting. Their wedding was a quiet affair that took place in a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California. The couple seemed head over heels in love with each other, thus, it came as a surprise when news of their separation started making the rounds. With no children between them, Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz headed for divorce in January 2013.
Why Did Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz Get Divorced?
Martyn Eaden was the one who filed for divorce and he cited irreconcilable differences. On her own part, Metz seems cool with the development as she elaborated more on the reason why they broke up. According to her, they didn’t just fit together as a couple but that doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
“We’re just not the right fit,” writes Metz. “But I love him, and I’m always checking in on him. I am still working on being a better ex-wife than I was a wife.”
There was also the issue of Metz’s loud and outgoing parents whom she feels Eaden didn’t get along with. However, Metz’s mom Denise Hodge thinks Eaden was really nice and she was shocked by the news of their separation. According to Hodge, Martyn Eaden was Chrissy Metz’s first real love.
For Chrissy Metz, her divorce was an opportunity to learn new things about herself and future relationships. She is not bitter about it and one of her vows following the split says “don’t be afraid to try new things” and that is exactly what she has done.
Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz have Moved on with Their Love Lives
With Martyn Eaden, privacy is of optimum importance and he has kept a lid on his personal life details since his divorce. However, Chrissy has revealed that she is glad they have both moved on with their respective love lives.
On Chrissy Metz’s side, it has been a busy street in her love life. She first dated This Is Us cameraman Josh Stancil after her divorce. The relationship didn’t last long as she found love again in the arms of Hal Rosenfeld who is a composer and 13 years younger than her. They flaunted their love on the red carpets and at social events after going public at Chrissy’s 38th birthday party. Sadly, the love didn’t come to stay as they ended their relationship shortly after it began.
The latest on Metz’s dating list is Nashville-based real estate broker Bradley Collins whom she met on Bumble in 2020. The actress was proud to share that she met her man on a dating app and they are already Instagram official. Though fans are worried about the fast lane the relationship seems to be plowing on, the couple seems just happy together.
While announcing her new love to the world, Chrissy shared their picture together on National Boyfriend Day and declared him the best thing that has ever happened to her.