Meet Martyn Eaden, Chrissy Metz’s Ex-husband

Martyn Eaden is the ex-husband of Chrissy Metz, the American actress and singer. He hails from the United Kingdom and works in the advertising and entertainment industry as a screenwriter and freelance copywriter.

Martyn met his ex-wife, Chrissy, on a dating app in 2006 and they started a long-distance relationship. The screenwriter would later move to The United States to be with his love interest and they eventually got married in 2008. Their union lasted for five years before it ended in a divorce.

Summary of Martyn Eaden’s Biography

  • Full Name: Martyn Eaden
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: British
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Martyn Eaden’s Husband (Wife): Chrissy Metz
  • Famous For: Being the ex-husband of Martyn Eaden

What is Martyn Eaden’s Nationality?

Martyn Eaden was born and brought up in the United Kingdom which points to his British nationality. His ethnic background is captured as White. Eaden’s exact place of birth is not known but his current residence is Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England.

Since he has never been a mainstream celebrity in his life, Martyn’s personal information like birth details and family background has remained under wraps. However, he is said to be a child of the 1970s, but this is subject to verification.

Martyn spent all of his growing-up years in the United Kingdom and it is safe to say that he went to school there, though the names of the academic institutions he attended are not known.

What Does Chrissy Metz’s Ex-husband Do For A Living?

Martyn Eaden is listed as a journalist, a screenwriter, and a freelance copywriter. As a journalist, he started as a copywriter in the advertising industry, and in the long run, he decided to make the switch to the world of entertainment where he began working as a screenwriter.

Martyn’s scored his debut professional job in 2014 as part of the crew of the movie entitled, “Death Factory.” He functioned as the film’s screenwriter.

Some of the screenplays he has written have been made into great movies. He takes the credit for such productions like Spurned and Thoughtform, both released in 2016.

It’s important to note that Martyn Eaden didn’t taste fame until he got married to his ex-wife, Chrissy Metz, in 2008. All the milestones he achieved in his field were overshadowed by her huge success.

Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz met Via a Dating App

Not much has been said about Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz’s dating period but it is common knowledge that they first met through a dating app in 2006, though the name of the app has never been disclosed. Chrissy works as an actress, singer, and movie producer.

After they became aquatinted through the app, Martyn and Chrissy went on to have a long-distance relationship as he was living in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, at that time while his lady love lived in Los Angeles, California.

Thus, their early dating period was conducted with emails, phone calls, and all the things that people do when they are in a long-distance relationship. The lovebirds decided to bridge the gap between them when the screenwriter flew out to the United States to meet his love interest.

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Martyn Eaden Became Chrissy Metz’s Husband in 2008

A couple of years after they met, Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz exchanged wedding vows in January 2008. Their wedding ceremony was conducted in a courtroom in Santa Barbara, California.

It was a low-key event as neither of their family members was present. It was later revealed that they didn’t have enough money to pay for flight tickets to get to California.

The couple’s five-year-long union didn’t produce any kids which made it easy for Eaden to slip back into anonymity after their divorce.

He Was Chrissy Metz’s Husband for Five Years

All appeared to be rosy for Eaden and Chrissy until January 2013 when news broke that they already parted ways; they were still married during this period but lived apart.

It was in November 2014 that Eaden went to file for a divorce and when he couldn’t get any response from Chrissy for a long while, he pleaded with the judge to grant his divorce uncontested. The judge approved his request and on December 2015, they were declared officially divorced.

Though they have been divorced for almost eight years, Martyn Eaden and his ex-wife, Chrissy Metz, remain on talking terms. They even exchange emails and text messages with each other from time to time.

Why Did Martyn Eaden and Chrissy Metz Get Divorced?

Though the duo never deemed it necessary to mention the reason behind their split at the initial stage, Metz broke her silence years later in her 2018 memoir entitled, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today.

The actress cum singer said her ex-spouse found it difficult to get along with her family whom she described as loud and outgoing. Her weight loss project also contributed to their marital issues as they approached it differently. Chrissy said she started attending Overeating Anonymous while her spouse preferred hiking with one of his female co-workers which she didn’t like and the issues escalated.

After she concluded that she wasn’t just the right fit for Eaden, Chrissy said she was still in love with him and has continued checking up on him. The American actress also said she is currently making efforts to be a better ex-wife than she was a wife.

There was a portion where Metz blamed their individual careers where she said they were focusing more on their professional lives than their personal lives.

In her memoir, Metz also recalled a heated argument she had with Eaden when he accused her of being selfish and narcissistic. “Everything from the beginning to the end has always been about Chrissy”, he said. It was after the couple came back from a visit to Eaden’s parents’ home that they went their separate ways.

A statement in her memoir confirmed that Metz is the culprit in their divorce story. The actress revealed that Eaden is actually a wonderful man but she was the one who couldn’t love herself. She came to the realization that she actually had all she needed to fly after she stopped seeking outside validation and instead, decided to look inwards.

Where Is Martyn Eaden Now?

Martyn Eaden was never a mainstream celebrity thus, it was easy for him to move back into anonymity after his divorce from Chrissy. However, it is common knowledge that he moved to his home country to continue with his work in the entertainment and advertising industry. As for his love life, nothing has been said about him getting married again.

His ex-wife, on the other, hand has been very active on the love scene. Since their divorce was finalized, she has dated a good number of men. Some of her ex-boyfriends include musician Hal Rosenfeld (2018) and cameraman Josh Stancil (who is 13 years younger than her) in 2019,

her latest boyfriend is Bradley Collins – A nashville-based real estate broker. The couple has been together for quite a while now.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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