Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause posted a cryptic quote on Instagram on Monday, following less than two weeks after news broke that her husband Justin Hartley filed for separation after two years of marriage.
“It’s hard to watch people change right in front of you. But it’s even harder remembering who they used to be,” the quote read, credited to author Nishan Panwar.
Documents, obtained by PEOPLE on November 22, stated that the This Is Us star cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation and listed the date of their split as July 8, 2019. However, the pair has been spotted together after their reported split date and attended the Emmy Awards together on September 22, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Match in Los Angeles on October 5, and the Hollywood Reporter–sponsored pre-Golden Globes party on November 14.
A source told PEOPLE previously that Stause and Hartley had “been having trouble for a while,” and added, “in many ways, they’re somewhat fundamentally incompatible.”
“Chrishell is really ready to just settle down and be a wife and stay-at-home mom and was hoping to start a family relatively soon,” claimed the source. “Justin wants that but also doesn’t think it has to happen in the near future and is at a point in his career where he wants to really be able to explore all the options that are coming his way.”
The source added: “He’s reached a new level of fame thanks to the show and he doesn’t want to close many doors right now, and that’s not the path Chrishell is looking to take. She thought babies would happen soon after they got married, but it just hasn’t worked out.”
Stause and Hartley married in 2017 in a rustic and romantic ceremony at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, and exchanged vows in front of 75 of their closest loved ones.