Billy Porter and his husband Adam Smith have decided to end their marriage after being together for six years. The divorce was confirmed by Simon Halls, Billy’s publicist, who described the decision as amicable and mutual.
Back in December, the couple appeared happy as they attended an event where Billy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They shared a loving kiss during the celebration, and Billy felt grateful for his husband’s support. However, six months after this significant milestone, the couple decided to separate. Continue reading for more details.
What is the Main Reason for Adam Smith Divorce?
Billy Porter and Adam Smith have decided to end their marriage after being together for six years. The decision to split was amicable and mutual, according to a statement from Billy’s representative, Simon Halls. Billy, known for his roles in shows like ‘Pose’ and the upcoming film ‘Cinderella’, shared the news with People, mentioning that they are both in agreement about the separation.
“The decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration,” Simon Halls said in a statement to People. “They continue to love and support each other as they embark on this next chapter. There will be no further comment from either party and it would be appreciated if their privacy be respected.”
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Adam and Billy’s Journey from Breakup to Marriage
Porter and Smith began dating in 2009 and were together for roughly a year. They didn’t decide to give their relationship another opportunity until five years later, in 2015.
They married two weeks later, on January 14, 2017, in a small ceremony in Manhattan, after being engaged at the end of 2016. The couple has attended countless gatherings and red-carpet events together throughout their marriage.
Smith previously told People that the couple needed to marry before Donald Trump took office, stating, “We were discussing, and Billy had actually brought up to me that it’s important for us to get married while [Barack] Obama is still president and before January 20.”
The Cinderella star also spoke to the publication on what marriage meant to the couple because they “both grew up in households where who we are is labeled an ‘abomination.’”
“The thought of marriage, there was no context for it — there was no dreaming about it because there was no context to dream,” he told me at the time. “It was unspoken and very clear that the sanctity of marriage was not for us.”
Porter continued, “So to see that come around, to see that tide turned, it still takes my breath away; I’m still trying to find the words to describe it. I didn’t think I needed it. I lived with this idea that it just wasn’t for us. So when we went to get our marriage license the other day, the act of that was so powerful in a way that crept up on the both of us, and it just grounded that moment.”
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