Liza Weil and Paul Adelstein are two successful working actors and they were married for nearly ten years, sharing a daughter as well. But the pressures of the job may have ended their marriage anyway. Now that their divorce is final, Liza at least has happily moved on. We’re not sure about Paul.
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Waiting for Liza
Paul Adelstein and Liza Weil met at a playwright’s conference. Paul once confessed that he immediately liked Liza, who was still in a relationship at the time. He had to be patient, which was not that difficult, because her relationship was nearly over, and Paul thought she was worth waiting for.
The two worked on a few theatrical projects together and eventually became a couple. They married in a Reform Jewish ceremony at the end of 2006.
Working together and starting a family
During the next few years, they appeared on a few projects together, but they never shared much screen time. Most of the time they worked on different TV shows, and very successfully at that. Liza is most famous for her role on Gilmore Girls and lately How to get away with murder, whilst Paul gained notoriety on Prison Break and then Private Practice.
In 2010 Liza gave birth to their daughter.
Liza and Paul are successful working actors. They are well known but can hardly be considered celebrities. They kept their private life very private indeed, never appearing in the gossip magazines. There aren’t even very many photos of the couple.
Their relationship was, for all we know, solid. But after more than ten years together and over nine years married, it was unexpectedly announced in April 2016 that Liza had filed for divorce. She merely cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. She requested joint custody of their daughter and she requested spousal support.
Mind you, asking for spousal support is relatively normal under the circumstances, but Liza and Paul are almost equally successful and there probably was never a need for a huge amount of spousal support, if anything at all.
It’s been reported that the two were planning on entering mediation to sort out all details, meaning nobody expected there to be any problems and that they were hoping to resolve things amicably.
Paul and Liza had a private marriage and one of the few things that were worth reporting about, besides new TV roles and projects, was their divorce.
It took until November 2017 for the divorce to become finalized. That was when everything was signed, sealed and delivered, but apparently, the ex-couple had agreed on all terms in August already. The details, of course, remain undisclosed. Considering how private those two are, this is hardly surprising.
Too busy to be married?
Why the two divorced is, of course, a mystery under the circumstances. Perhaps their increasingly busy careers kept them apart. That’s one of the most common reasons for relationships like theirs to fall apart. Perhaps they simply drifted apart. Not enough to no longer care for each other, but enough to not continue as a married couple. It seems quite unlikely that a third party was involved, however, since the two opted to sort things out without a lawyer. Those are usually only called in when things might turn nasty.
That said, however, Liza began dating her co-star Charlie Weber (who incidentally also ended his 9-months marriage last year) in the summer of 2016, shortly after her split from Paul. So perhaps, the two already shared some chemistry working on How to get away with murder, which carried over into real life and the two began seeing each other.
As far as anyone knows the two are still going strong. Perhaps Liza couldn’t keep up a marriage to her long-time husband, but it’s probably easier when you see each other at work all the time.
And Paul? Well, as far as we know he’s not dating anyone. But in true keeping with his marriage and divorce, he may just keep is dating life incredibly private as well.