Chris Appleton and Lukas Gage may have looked smitten on their wedding day – but fast forward six months and relations between the pair have soured, with allegations of infidelity and ‘controlling’ behavior believed to be behind their shock split.
Chris, 40, filed for divorce on Monday, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ less than a year after tying the knot with the Euphoria actor – and a mere matter of days after the ceremony aired on reality series, The Kardashians.
But sources close to Lukas, 28, claim he was the one who ended the relationship, with his partner’s alleged ‘controlling’ tendency supposedly fueling his decision.
‘Lukas broke it off because Chris was controlling and possessive, and he really thought that he was the most important person on earth,’ an insider told DailyMail.com exclusively.
Celebrity hairdresser Chris Appleton’s short marriage to actor Lukas Gage was torn apart by accusations of ‘infidelity’, an insider has revealed to DailyMail.com
The longtime hair stylist, 40, whose clients include Kim Kardashian, surprised fans this week by filing for divorce just six months after tying the knot with Lukas, 28
The source said the couple “played” together but suggested that their open relationship could have created a rift between them.
They also claimed Chris ‘filed first to save face’ and ‘conveniently waited until after the wedding episode aired on the Kardashians’, adding: ‘Everyone thinks it’s so shady.’
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Chris and Lukas for comment.
The former couple’s date of separation is listed as November 10, according to the divorce records, with documents revealing that they also had a prenup in place.
The source said: ‘They had a prenup and the split is easy considering it’s only been six months of marriage. Right now they are not getting along, at all.’
The ceremony was documented on Hulu series, The Kardashians, just last week, leaving fans in shock.
The couple wed in front of only six guests at Little White Chapel after applying for a marriage license in Clark County.
Chris’s longtime client Kim was on hand to officiate the pair’s wedding in April
Kim organized for Shania to perform, with the music superstar singing: ‘Chris, Lukas, looks like you made it, get over here, let’s do this.’
Both Chris and Lukas declared ‘We love you!’ as Shania broke into her 1997 classic, You’re Still The One.
The estranged couple went public with their romance in February, sharing vacation snaps from The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico.
‘I’m very happy. Very much in love. And I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special,’ Chris gushed on The Drew Barrymore Show on March 17.
‘Love is a really special thing and I think meeting someone that you really connect with is really, really special.’
The pair were believed to be plagued by allegations of cheating, with rumors swirling on social media
The ending of the pair’s union is not expected to get complicated due to the fact a prenuptial agreement was already in place
As well as working for Kim, Chris’s client list also includes two-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Lopez, three-time Grammy winner Dua Lipa and Daytime Emmy-nominated host Drew Barrymore.
Lukas is famed for playing resort staffer Dillon on season one of The White Lotus, Adam Pratt on Netflix thriller You, and Tyler Clarkson on Euphoria.
He also has a recurring role as Lars Olmstead in the fifth season of black comedy Fargo, which premieres later this year on FX.
Chris was pictured looking somber as he stepped out in West Hollywood without his wedding ring on Tuesday.
A source previously told TMZ that the split was ‘not an easy decision for Chris to make but he tried everything he could to make the marriage work and needed to make the best decision for himself moving forward.’