– Billy Porter and Adam Smith have decided to end their six-year marriage.
– The decision was mutual and amicable and was made after much consideration.
– They continue to love and support each other as they move forward in this new chapter.
Title: Billy Porter and Adam Smith Announce the End of Their Marriage After Six Years
Renowned actor Billy Porter and his husband, Adam Smith, have decided to part ways after six years of marriage, according to exclusive confirmation from People on July 5. Simon Halls, Porter’s representative, shared in a statement with the outlet, “I can confirm that Billy Porter and his husband Adam Smith have made the sad decision to end their marriage after six years. The decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration. They continue to love and support each other as they embark on this next chapter. There will be no further comment from either party, and it would be appreciated if their privacy is respected.”
Porter and Smith, who is a renowned men’s swimwear designer, first crossed paths in 2009 and dated for a year before temporarily parting ways. However, the couple reunited after five years and eventually tied the knot on January 14, 2017, just 16 days after a heartfelt proposal by Porter. Reflecting on their journey, Porter expressed to People after their wedding, “We both grew up in households where who we are is labeled an ‘abomination.’ The thought of marriage, there was no context for it.”
The significance of their marriage was not lost on Porter, who shared, “So to see that come around, to see that tide turned, it still takes my breath away; I’m still trying to find the words to describe it. I didn’t think I needed it. I lived with this idea that it just wasn’t for us. So when we went to get our marriage license the other day, the act of that was so powerful in a way that crept up on the both of us, and it just grounded that moment.”
Representatives for Porter have yet to respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment, while those for Smith could not be reached. As their relationship takes a new direction, it is our hope that Billy Porter and Adam Smith find peace, happiness, and continued support in their individual journeys.