Justin Hartley is reportedly dating his former Young and the Restless costar Sofia Pernas.
The 43-year-old actor was spotted kissing the 30-year-old actress on Thursday, May 28, as she dropped him off at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, TMZ reported. In the published photos, Pernas is spotted kissing Hartley before she dropped him off – and picked him up several hours later.
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On The Young and the Restless, Hartley played Adam Newman from 2014 to 2016. Pernas portrayed Marisa Sierras, Adam’s nephew’s girlfriend, in 2015. Also, Hartley’s estranged wife, Chrishell Stause, also starred on the show in 2016 as Bethany Bryant.
The estranged couple’s split came as a “big surprise to everyone around Justin and Chrishell in terms of their friends,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. The couple’s separation was highlighted during the most recent episodes of reality series Selling Sunset, which Stause stars in.
In the season 2 finale, a clip teased what was to come in Selling Sunset season 3 and Stause can be seen crying when the group discovered her separation.
“It’s just a lot all at once because everybody in the whole world knows. I love him so much,” Stause said. “This was my best friend. Who do I talk to now?”
An insider told Us Weekly that it’s been difficult for Stause to watch the show. “Chrishell has obviously been very emotional on set and reliving all this back has been triggering,” the insider said.
After season 2 was revealed, Stause opened up about her adoration for Hartley.
“It’s obviously not something that I am looking forward to but it does follow our real life,” the Selling Sunset star told Entertainment Tonight on May 22. “Where the show picks up, that was my life and unfortunately you are going to follow the journey of that — the good and the bad.”
She added, “I obviously really, truly love him and it’s unfortunate the way that everything happened and the timing of everything. I still had a month to plot shooting the show when this all went down. Hopefully we can get to a place where one day we will look back at this and laugh. I don’t know, hopefully. It’s very unfortunate and relationships are hard.”