Clark Gregg Files For Divorce

Hollywood’s not the land where all that happens has happy endings after all! It's been a running theme of showbusiness that celebrity couples never stay together. It would not come as a surprise that in just a matter of time, a new couple will announce their split. Recently, it’s Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg who took it to court. 

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Gregg and Gray at the Captain America Winter Solider premier

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Gregg and Gray at the Captain America Winter Solider premier


EMINENT AMERICAN ACTOR

Clark Gregg who is now a screen and voice actor, director, and screenwriter was born to Robert Clark Gregg and Mary Layne on April 2, 1962, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He has been active in the showbiz industry since 2008. Since childhood, Clark was a fan of Marvel, saying “I was an Ironman fan. It was in the ’70s”.

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter | Gregg at the 2019 Comic Con International

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter | Gregg at the 2019 Comic Con International

“I definitely liked comics and drew a lot of panels on my notebook when I should have been studying—probably why I ended up in the arts. [...] They gave me a small part as Agent Coulson, who wasn’t in the comics[...], but I jumped on it because I wanted to be a part of the movies,” he continued.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Randy Holmes / Walt Disney Television | Actor Clark Gregg.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Randy Holmes / Walt Disney Television | Actor Clark Gregg.


BEFORE THE SPOTLIGHT

Gregg has worked on so many jobs first before he started his professional career in acting. He worked as a bar back, a security guard in the Guggenheim museum, and also as a parking valet. In 1988, he began his acting career with several supporting roles in films, like "Lovely & Amazing", "In Good Company", and "The Human Stain".

Image Source: Getty Images/Matthias Clamer | Portrait of Gregg for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Image Source: Getty Images/Matthias Clamer | Portrait of Gregg for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

In an interview with Metro in 2013, Gregg commented on how he wasn’t really expecting to make it big in this industry, saying "I’d done comedy-variety shows in high school and liked making people laugh but I wasn’t thinking about doing it seriously.” However, it all changed when he hurt himself playing football.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Astrid Stawiarz | John Slattery and Clark Gregg attend Atlantic Theater Company 30th Anniversary Gala at The Pierre Hotel on March 2, 2015 in New York City.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Astrid Stawiarz | John Slattery and Clark Gregg attend Atlantic Theater Company 30th Anniversary Gala at The Pierre Hotel on March 2, 2015 in New York City.


HOW A FLIMSY FINGER CHANGED HIS LIFE

“I was a football player at college and dislocated my thumb. I was out for a bit and passed the theater and saw some lovely drama students walking into an audition for Much Ado About Nothing and thought: ‘That’s what I’ll do when I recover.’ I joined that production and was hooked," the actor confessed.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Imeh Akpanudosen | Actor Clark Gregg attends the 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. On ABC' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2013 in San Diego, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Imeh Akpanudosen | Actor Clark Gregg attends the 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. On ABC' panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2013 in San Diego, California.


BUT ACTING WAS NOT HIS ONLY PASSION!

"There was this specific ska invasion, the second wave ska invasion, and The Specials. The fact that it was kind of ... outraged really kind of lo-fi produced by Elvis Costello, another hero of mine, and that album, you could dance to. And we did,” Gregg commented about his other passion - music!

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jerod Harris | Actor Clark Gregg arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Trust Me' at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jerod Harris | Actor Clark Gregg arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Trust Me' at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

He continued saying “And, in fact, I danced so much that I dropped out of that college and moved to New York City so that I could live on the Lower Eastside and starve and go see any of those bands, but especially the ska bands with my crew of rude boys in our sharkskin thrift shop suits."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jerod Harris | (L-R) Felicity Huffman, Clark Gregg, William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Trust Me' at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jerod Harris | (L-R) Felicity Huffman, Clark Gregg, William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Trust Me' at the Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.


SMALL AND BIG SCREEN ROLES

Clark Gregg has also worked on television shows including “Will & Grace", "Sports Night", "Sex and the City", and "The West Wing". His many years of hard work as a supporting role has paid off when he was cast as Agent Phil Coulson in the famous film “Iron Man”.

Image Source: Getty Image/Getty Images for CineVegas/Michael Caulfield | Portrait of Gregg from 2008

Image Source: Getty Image/Getty Images for CineVegas/Michael Caulfield | Portrait of Gregg from 2008

"I really thought this would have been something where I popped in as a guest star and that would be the last I'd ever hear of it," the actor told in an interview to Vulture, "but [people] always go, 'You were the speed-dating pathological liar!'" So, what is the story with him and his former spouse? 

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter | Gregg with the cast of The Avengers at Comic Con 20122

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter | Gregg with the cast of The Avengers at Comic Con 20122


DIRTY DANCING STAR

Gregg started dating the iconic Dirty Dancing Star Jennifer Gray in the year 2000 and they were married in 2001. She is not exactly a professional dancer but an actress who plays like one. She was born on March 26, 1960, and she is the daughter of award-winning screen actor Joel Gray and former singer and actress Jo Wilder.

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images/Jim Smeal | Gray at the Dirty Dancing premier

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images/Jim Smeal | Gray at the Dirty Dancing premier

In fact, the Dirty Dancing scene seems to be an inside joke for the pair. In an interview with Closer, Gregg said “I basically just walk around the house with me holding her on the lift,” making a reference to the iconic scene in Dirty Dancing. “That’s all we do!”

Image Credits: Getty Images / Astrid Stawiarz | Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey attend the Atlantic Theater Company 30th Anniversary Gala at The Pierre Hotel on March 2, 2015 in New York City.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Astrid Stawiarz | Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey attend the Atlantic Theater Company 30th Anniversary Gala at The Pierre Hotel on March 2, 2015 in New York City.


BEFORE GREGG: WHO WAS IN GRAY’S LIFE?

Much has been written about the relationship between Gregg and Gray, however, who were the people that shared their love in the past? It might come as some news, but Gray was romantically linked to Broderick, Billy Baldwin, and even Johnny Depp, before marrying Gregg.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection | Actors Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze attend the premiere of "Dirty Dancing" at the Gemini Theater on August 17, 1987 in New York City.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection | Actors Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze attend the premiere of "Dirty Dancing" at the Gemini Theater on August 17, 1987 in New York City.


COMEDY (AND STREET SMARTS) RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Something you may not know about Gray is that, apart from her skills as a dancer, she also dabbles in comedy - which was probably something that brought her and Gregg together. In fact, she once said, "I'll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes... because of a nose job."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Peter Carrette Archive | American actress Jennifer Grey in 1980s in New York City.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Peter Carrette Archive | American actress Jennifer Grey in 1980s in New York City.

The Dirty Dancing actress is also very open about her feelings about Hollywood: "Practically everyone in Hollywood has a neighbor who's been famous, wants to be famous, is famous, has been married to someone famous, worked with someone famous, slept with someone famous, been blackmailed by someone famous." But, isn't she right?

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Jennifer Grey attends the Center Theatre Group's "A Play Is a Poem" opening night performance at Mark Taper Forum on September 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / David Livingston | Jennifer Grey attends the Center Theatre Group's "A Play Is a Poem" opening night performance at Mark Taper Forum on September 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.


THEY’VE HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Months after they had tied the knot on the stunning Martha’s Vineyard Beach, the couple welcomed their only daughter Stella in December 2001. The two stars also had the beautiful moment of starring together in the 2006 film “The Road To Christmas”.

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Michael Tran | Gregg and Gray at the "Much Ado about Nothing" premier

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Michael Tran | Gregg and Gray at the "Much Ado about Nothing" premier

Stella is now almost eighteen years old, and she already gave the first steps in the cinematographic industry! You know how the saying goes - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The young girl has actually shared the screen with her father in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Trust Me".

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gregg DeGuire / FilmMagic | Clark Gregg and daughter Stella arrive at the Creative Arts Fair Supporting P.S. Arts at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport on November 7, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Gregg DeGuire / FilmMagic | Clark Gregg and daughter Stella arrive at the Creative Arts Fair Supporting P.S. Arts at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport on November 7, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.


DANCING IS THEIR SECRET

In 2019, Gregg joined his wife who is a Dancing With the Stars alumna, and her father, Joel Gray,  at the off-Broadway opening night of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish which the famous Gray has directed. Gregg was always there to give Grey support and he revealed that dancing is one of the secrets to their 17-year marriage.

Image Source: Getty Images/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images/David Crotty | Gregg and Gray at the Black Panther premier

Image Source: Getty Images/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images/David Crotty | Gregg and Gray at the Black Panther premier

“When we’re in New York, a date night usually involves theater, sushi, and maybe a salsa class if she wins or binge-watching if I win!” he said. We can only imagine what Gregg would want to binge-watch, however, according to his love for sci-fi, we can have some wild guesses!

Image Source: Getty Images/Mark Davis | Gregg and Gray at the Avengers: Age of Ultron premier

Image Source: Getty Images/Mark Davis | Gregg and Gray at the Avengers: Age of Ultron premier


AFRAID OF THE DAY SHE STARTS DATING

Having an only child is a very big deal for parents, and Gregg is not exempted from the list of overprotective daddies to their daughters. On Ellen DeGeneres's show, he revealed that he was terrified for the day that their daughter would start dating.

Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt | The Greggs at the 2nd Annual Game On! Fundraiser in 2013

Image Source: Getty Images/Jason Merritt | The Greggs at the 2nd Annual Game On! Fundraiser in 2013

So far, Stella Gregg has been keeping a low profile. She has just graduated from High School. "Have to beam on this one for a moment. Stella Gregg, you didn’t get the senior spring you deserved, but you worked so hard and (almost) never complained about the zoom classes and zoom senior day," her father wrote his congratulations on Instagram.

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Jon Kopaloff | The Greggs at the The Avengers: Infinity War premier

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Jon Kopaloff | The Greggs at the The Avengers: Infinity War premier


SECRET SEPARATION IS NOT SECRET ANYMORE

In July 2020, the couple took to Instagram to announce that they already decided to split on the first one of the year and have been living separately since January. “…After 19 years together, we separated in January, knowing we’d always be a family who loves, values and cares for each other,” was their joint explanation on Instagram.  

Image Source: Getty Images/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images/Florian Schneider | Portrait of Greg for ABC' Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 2

Image Source: Getty Images/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images/Florian Schneider | Portrait of Greg for ABC' Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 2

The couple said that they made a difficult decision to divorce and they are deeply grateful for the life they’ve shared and the daughter they raised together. They even added that they were actually crying as they were typing the post. Their daughter is 18 so there will be no child support issues. Gregg officially filed the divorce on August 13. 

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Gregg and Gray at a redcarpet event in 2013

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Gregg and Gray at a redcarpet event in 2013


HER RESPONSE

Gray hasn’t yet made a response to her husband’s filing of divorce but even though they had split between January, they’re amicable for she greeted him on Instagram on father’s day. "Happy father's day @clarkgregg. I love you and am beyond grateful you showed up just in the nick o' time to make my dream come true,” she wrote.


WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THEM?

According to the couple's statements, the divorce seems to have been an amicable one and, even though it saddens us all to see that love doesn't always win, at least friendship does! We are certain that both parents and Stella will keep being on good terms.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Eric McCandless / Walt Disney Television | Actors Jennifer Gray and Clark Gregg.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Eric McCandless / Walt Disney Television | Actors Jennifer Gray and Clark Gregg.

Even though Hollywood is not the best place when it comes to real-life couple’s happy endings, still it brings a different kind of happily-ever-after. The careers of these stars haven't ended with their marriage. Grey will return as 'Baby' in a new 'Dirty Dancing' film and Gregg is still in the famous list of Hollywood’s leading men.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy | Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg speak on stage at A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on November 10, 2018.

Image Credits: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy | Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg speak on stage at A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation at the Hilton New York on November 10, 2018.

Being exposed to the limelight almost 24/7 certainly isn't easy, and most likely one of the reasons why so many Hollywood couples end up splitting. For now, we can only wait to see how these actors will mesmerize us in their next films! What do you think about their separation? Leave us a comment click share if you liked this article!

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