Kate Bosworth files for divorce from estranged husband Michael Polish

Kate Bosworth has filed for divorce from estranged husband Michael Polish.

The 39-year-old actress, who announced their split in August 2021, filed the legal documents with the Los Angeles Courts, per The Blast.

Kate, who was married to Michael for eight years and shares no children together, has since moved on with actor Justin Long. 

The latest: Kate Bosworth has filed for divorce from estranged husband Michael Polish. The actress, who announced their split in August 2021,filed the legal documents with the Los Angeles Courts, per The Blast

The outlet reported that the Blue Crush actress filed the paperwork and cited ‘irreconcilable differences.’ as the reason for the split.

Kate announced their split in August 2021 via Instagram.  

In August 2021, she shared a tender photo of the pair kissing along with an gushing tribute to love in the caption.

After several paragraphs reflecting on romance, Kate wrote: ‘Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate.’

The way they were: Kate, who was married to Michael for eight years and shares no children together, has since moved on with actor Justin Long

The way they were: Kate, who was married to Michael for eight years and shares no children together, has since moved on with actor Justin Long

While touching, some fans were left confused at the overly gushing tone of the post about the marriage breakdown, with one user commenting: ‘This isn’t real life,’ while another said: ‘Only in Hollyweird.’

The couple married in 2013. Bosworth is step-mother to Polish’s daughter from a previous marriage.

Kate’s rather poetic post began with two quotes, which she attributed to ‘Big Sur, 2011,’ the title of the film where they met.

‘“Do you want to split a burger?” Yes.’

‘“How ‘bout a shot of whiskey?” Hell yes.’

Kate went on: ‘The beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion — the attraction. The onset signals a wide open expanse of possibility. Split a burger with someone when you are falling in love, and you can die happily knowing this is your last meal.

‘Buy a bottle of whiskey and share shots, pour me a waterfall. Play that perfect song on the jukebox and dance with someone you have known your whole life, though you met minutes ago.’

Former: Kate announced their split in August 2021 via Instagram

 Former: Kate announced their split in August 2021 via Instagram

‘Inherently we fear an ending. To lose what you have because you got what you wanted. To be attached to the expectation of the outcome. The great Unknown.’

‘What if we chose not to fear but instead, to love. If that most delicate and vulnerable last flicker to the flame became another type of furnace entirely.

‘Perhaps this will sound strange to some, romantic to others. To us: this is truth.

Getting to the core of her message, the LA-born actress wrote: ‘Our hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate.

‘Together, over the last ten years, Michael and I have chosen love, every time. We hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day.

‘Our eyes look more deeply into one another, with more courage now. In the process of letting go, we have come to acknowledge that our love will never end. The connection does not simply disappear. The love deepens, the heart expands.

‘We know the 4 am calls are coming. Songs will be exchanged to communicate only what songs can do.

Kate added that the pair were still planning on working together, writing: ‘We laugh as we plan for our next movie together and are excited to share our latest collaboration.’

‘We believe the most epic love stories are those which transcend expectation. Our greatest honor has been to experience love like this, and to continue to marvel at the beauty of love’s evolution. What happens when we reach the end of something and realize … we are just at the beginning.

‘This is love,’ she wrote, finishing: ‘And we will drink that down.’

Split: Kate went on: 'The beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion — the attraction. The onset signals a wide open expanse of possibility. Split a burger with someone when you are falling in love, and you can die happily knowing this is your last meal; seen January 11, 2014

Split: Kate went on: ‘The beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion — the attraction. The onset signals a wide open expanse of possibility. Split a burger with someone when you are falling in love, and you can die happily knowing this is your last meal; seen January 11, 2014

Kate and Michael, 51, were last photographed together in January 2021.

The couple met in 2011 during the making of the adventure drama Big Sur, which she starred in and he directed.

Bosworth and Polish announced their engagement in August 2012 and married on August 31, 2013 at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana.

Michael is dad to daughter Jasper Polish, 24, with ex Jo Strettell.

‘I never even dated my husband-to-be,” Bosworth told InStyle UK at the time.

‘He said to me after just a few weeks, before we were even together, “I’m going to marry you.” He just knew.”

The Blue Crush star was previously involved with Orlando Bloom from 2002 from 2005.

Kate is currently in a relationship with actor Justin Long, 44; they were first linked in December 2021. 

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