Lukas Gage, who starred in the movies “White Lotus” and “Euphoria,” and celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton have been officially separated for six months. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” the divorce petition was filed in Los Angeles, as CNN reported.
Notably, the couple had already arranged a postnuptial agreement in May and did not share children.
The representatives of Appleton and Gage have been contacted by CNN for a statement. The couple got married in April in Las Vegas; Kim Kardashian, a close friend and longtime client of hairstylist Chris Appleton, officiated the ceremony. Shania Twain, a country music icon, entertained the newlyweds with music during the ceremony.
Chris Appleton made a cheerful post about their wedding.
Appleton announced their April wedding on Instagram with the caption, “We made it happen.” The identical collection of photos was shared by Gage; one featured his wedding band, while the other included an ASL sign as a nod to rock & roll.
Kim Kardashian posed with Gage and Appleton in front of the Little White Chapel’s famous wrought iron gates in one photo, and in another, Kardashian was pictured leading the ceremony.
Additionally, they released a video of Shania Twain singing her hit song “You’re Still The One” in what appeared to be a private setting—Gage and Appleton made their first public appearance together in March, when they announced their relationship formally, at the Vanity Fair and TikTok Young Hollywood party.
A glimpse into Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton’s relationship
The couple’s relationship was passionate but short-lived. They became engaged in less than a month after sparking rumors about their relationship in February 2023, and they exchanged vows in April of the same year. Kim Kardashian allegedly officiated their wedding, according to Gage.
Renowned country music artist Shania Twain gave the recentlyweds a unique performance. She performed a shortened version of her song “You’re Still the One” at the occasion. Wearing matching leather pants and fur coats, the couple relished the musical treat.
In February, Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton sparked dating rumors.
When the couple revealed specifics about their trip to Mexico in late February, it aroused rumors of a possible romantic relationship. “La mejor,” which translates to “the best,” is how Gage captioned a series of photos that showed them exploring together. Appleton replied, jokingly referring to Gage as a “stud” and adding emoticons with hearts for eyes.
Their public relationship was further ignited when they attended the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood and TikTok Celebrate Vanities: A Night For Young Hollywood event in early March, which further fueled rumors. They looked stunning as a gorgeous couple, and their coordinated black and white attire for the red carpet-event enhanced that impression.
PEOPLE learned from sources on April 5 that Gage and Appleton are formally engaged. According to an insider, friends in their social circle are happy for the couple but are a little surprised by how quickly the engagement came together, highlighting the sincere bond between them.
According to a second, more reliable source close to Appleton, Chris has been looking for a real connection for a while now, PEOPLE has learned. Even though their relationship is progressing quickly, he is only thinking about Lukas.
Chris Appleton receives a stunner birthday party
On June 14, 2023, Chris Appleton received a surprise 40th birthday celebration in Turks and Caicos, which was organized by Lukas Gage. During their vacation, the celebration was held on a luxurious 40-foot private yacht.
Champagne, charcuterie boards, and a cake with a coconut flavor were all part of the birthday celebration. Gage posted a collection of photos from the happy times to Instagram with the message, “Happy birthday to the best lad of lads.”
Lukas Gage and Chris Appleton were seen dining with Chrishell Stause in Los Angeles on July 29, 2023. Gage chose a more laid-back look with black jeans and a retro-style shirt, while Appleton wore brown and Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause wore a stylish short black dress.
Later, as part of New York Fashion Week in September, the couple went to a Ralph Lauren fashion show and a Banana Republic party.