Silicon Valley actor Thomas Middleditch has split from his wife Mollie Gates – just months after he revealed swinging had “saved their marriage”.
Costume designer Mollie cited “irreconcilable differences” as she filed for divorce on May 28 after they separated on May 22.
Mollie has requested spousal support, according to People. The couple do not have any children together.
A source told the site: “They still care deeply for each other and will move forward as friends.”
Their split comes just months after Thomas delved into the couple’s sex life with Playboy magazine.
The actor, 38, told the publication last September: “Only after I got married was I like, ‘Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get non-traditional here.’”
He went on: “To her credit, instead of saying ‘F**k you, I’m out,’ she was like, ‘Let’s figure this out.’ To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage.
“We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows. By the way, it’s now called being ‘part of the lifestyle.’ The term swinging is old.”
And even though he got candid with the outlet, Middleditch prefaced his explanation with, “I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me.
“It’s a perpetual state of management and communication, to the point where it’s like, ‘Alright, we’ve got to stop’ … I’m gas, and she’s brakes,” he added, before noting, “This is actually the premise for a comedy series we’re writing together.
“I love my wife like I’ve never loved anyone before,” Middleditch explained. “With two people who feel that way about each other, how do you go down that road? It’s tough. Bring a therapist along for the ride.”
When asked if he was concerned about becoming a representation of swingers, he told Playboy, “I would be honoured to be the face of something. I don’t give a f**k, but my wife is more private, so I have to juggle that.”
Thomas, who played software designer Richard Hendricks in Silicon Valley, later admitted he regretted opening up about their bedroom antics.
He told The Daily Beast on their podcast last month: “To be honest, it’s a thing I wish I could take back. It was poor execution.
“But I’ve learned to keep things a little more close to the chest. It was a painful [learning experience], to be honest.”
Thomas and Mollie got engaged in June 2015 and tied the knot two months later in the actor’s British Columbia hometown.
The Canadian actor is best known for starring in HBO series Silicon Valley, which ran from 2014 until 2019.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.
Originally published as Star dumped after public sex confession