Together they conceived Super Size Me and married two years after its success in 2004. Ultimately, Morgan Spurlock and Alex Jamieson divorced. Later, Morgan rightfully took the blame when he admitted that he’d cheated on every wife and girlfriend he ever had. He is still married to his second wife.
Divorce finalized in 2011
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Morgan Spurlock and Alex Jamieson have known each other for many years. They were dating in 2004 when they came up with the idea for Super Size Me. And she was the one who nursed him back to health in the aftermath.
They were married in 2006. Later they had son Laken.
Whilst Alex was pregnant with their son, however, Morgan decided to visit Afghanistan and go looking for Osama bin Laden, making a new documentary about it. Needless to say, he didn’t choose the best of times to embark on such a dangerous quest. He wasn’t exactly travelling around safe zones, either.
Alex was worried about him and would certainly have felt left behind. She apparently didn’t even know the true danger he was in, which left her feeling betrayed in the end.
Ending the marriage
Ultimately, he returned. Laken was born and the couple held it together for a little while longer. There are few details available on their divorce, though, so we don’t know when it was filed. It’s safe to assume that Alex was the one filing for it, however.
On her blog, she says that she went through a divorce over the last few years. That was at the end of December 2011, which suggests that she filed at least in 2010.
We know that the divorce was settled at some point in 2011 and that Morgan and Alex share custody of their son. But that’s about it.
In the aftermath of the divorce, Alex found herself letting go of being a vegan. The stress of her divorce contributed to that decision but also changes within her body and the fact that her needs were new ones from when she was 25 and first changed her diet accordingly. It wasn’t an easy decision to make and one that was riddled with guilt, but she did what was best for her, already feeling guilty enough over her divorce and the stress it had caused.
Taking the blame
But Morgan took the blame for the divorce, pretty much all of it. He was single-minded in his approach to his work and didn’t invest the same passion into his marriage. He had been with Alex for so long that he took her for granted. A mistake he only acknowledged after it was too late.
It’s certainly rare for us to write about a divorce where one of the parties takes all of the blame. Usually, we’re left guessing as to what went wrong or if certain rumours are true. But Morgan Spurlock is nothing if not candid and open in his approach to pretty much anything. So, it shouldn’t surprise us that he takes the blame.
Getting married again
Surprising everyone, Morgan announced in an Instagram post that he had just married his girlfriend of 8 years, Sara Bernstein, who was heavily pregnant with their first child at the time. That was in May 2016.
The two appear to be a happy couple, but it left us scratching our heads. If Sara has been his girlfriend for 8 years, it means they’ve been together since 2008. At the time Morgan was still very much married to Alex. Though we don’t actually know how long their marriage had been in trouble and how long the two had been separated.
It’s safe to assume, that Sara might have had something to do with the divorce, however.
Confessions of abuse
That means, Morgan’s hectic work schedule and absence were certainly not the only reason for the end of his marriage to Alex. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, which started with accusations of rape and abuse against Harvey Weinstein made by several women, among them notable actresses, in October 2017, Morgan made his own confessions in December 2017.
Using social media as his platform, he confessed to a sexual encounter with a woman at college in the 1990s, where she felt that he had raped her. He also confessed to having made lewd remarks to women he worked with, demeaning them, and being abusive. Finally, he admitted that he has cheated on every wife and girlfriend he ever had, sleeping around behind their backs whilst proclaiming his love to their faces.
He blames his own abuse as a child and teen as a reason behind his abusive behaviour, also claiming that he’s rarely been truly sober in 30 years, self-medicating his depression with alcohol since he was a teen.
Whilst he was candid with his confessions, some called it a pre-emptive strike before someone would have found out about him eventually.
He mostly asked his wife for forgiveness, mind you, and right now the two appear to be happily married.