In August 2022, ‘Twilight’ actor Cam Gigandet and his wife Dominique Geisendorff announced their decision to end their 13-year marriage. The couple, who have been in the limelight for over a decade, shared three children and countless memories. Here’s a closer look into their love story and what led to its conclusion.
A Timeline of Their Relationship
Gigandet, famed for his portrayal of the vampire James in the 2008 film ‘Twilight,’ first met Geisendorff in 2006. The duo made their relationship public when they attended the 2008 MTV Music Awards together, and subsequently, the red carpet premiere of ‘Burlesque’ in 2010, where Gigandet starred alongside Christina Aguilera.
Their love story quickly progressed from meeting to starting a family. In 2008, Geisendorff, then 24 years old, became pregnant with their first child. The couple welcomed their daughter, Everleigh Rae, in April 2009. Their family expanded with the birth of their son, Rekker Radley, in February 2013, followed by their youngest, Armie Heartly, in 2015. After Armie’s birth, a grateful Geisendorff took to Instagram to express her joy and gratitude for their growing family. She wrote:
“Party of five! So blessed. Thank y’all so much for the love and kindness. Can’t believe how lucky we are… #soinlove”
Though they initially postponed their marriage plans due to Geisendorff’s first pregnancy, the couple finally tied the knot in 2008. It was a much-anticipated move, especially after Gigandet’s father publicly spoke about their plans, mentioning that Dominique was much loved by the family and would soon become their daughter-in-law.
Geisendorff’s Brief Brush with Hollywood
While Gigandet’s career took off with roles in popular films like ‘Twilight’ and ‘Burlesque,’ and TV shows such as the Fox teen drama ‘The O.C.,’ Geisendorff’s acting journey was comparatively brief. The New Orleans native received her sole acting credit for the 2007 film ‘Beneath the Surface.’ Despite not pursuing further acting roles, she remained on the red carpet alongside Gigandet over the years.
The Divorce Announcement
Fast forward to August 1, 2022, the couple released a joint statement announcing their decision to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Their official date of separation was listed as May 1, only a few months prior to their announcement.
As part of the divorce proceedings, Geisendorff has filed for joint custody of their three children and sought spousal support from Gigandet. She further requested that the court prevent Gigandet from receiving any financial aid from her.
In the digital age, a marker of relationships can often be tracked through social media activity. Due to the change in their relationship, both Geisendorff and Gigandet have unfollowed each other on various platforms, with Geisendorff removing most photos of the two together.
Following the news, neither party has provided public comments on their divorce, and the reasons for their separation remain private.