Rebecca Gayheart, who starred in the movie Jawbreaker, has met her ex-husband, actor Eric Dane, 49, who is known for his roles in Gray’s Anatomy and Euphoria.
The whole family was seen together on a trip to Europe. Gayheart and Dane married in October 2004 and were together for 14 years. In 2018, they said they were breaking up because they couldn’t resolve their differences. Billie Beatrice Dane is 12 years old and Georgia Dane is 10 years old. During the divorce, Gayheart requested support for his wife and that legal and physical custody of their two daughters be shared. Gayheart and Dane get along well and are said to be great co-parents.
On Monday, August 15, 2022, four years after the couple split, the family was spotted on holiday in France. Gayheart posted photos of their trip on Instagram. “That’s us, family vacation 2022” she put in the title of the post. She also used emojis for the French flag, a party and a heart, and she used hashtags like “Gute Zeiten” and “Eurodanes”. The Euphoria actor is pictured standing with his arms wide open and a smile on his face in front of the rest of his family. Georgia, Billie and Gayheart can be seen in the background as the family walks down a street in France. Dane said in 2019 that he and Gayheart were friends: “We have two children. It’s not top notch … it doesn’t have to be.” Gayheart said it was “hard” for her to share parenthood, so she had to do a lot of things on her own. She told him: “I raised my children ‘almost alone’. With the pandemic and people moving away from each other, it’s been difficult. But they were right here with me, which was great. They have been in the same place for a long time.”
They’ve come a long way since they were together. Gayheart used to date Brett Ratner, a director and producer who was accused by six women of sexually molesting them. When Gayheart moved to New York City in 1986, she met Ratner, who was 17 at the time. Gayheart’s first role was in a student short film directed by Ratner. The two were together for 13 years. In 1997, Ratner asked her to marry him.
In 2001, Gayheart was in a car accident that killed nine-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr. She admitted to the negligent homicide of a vehicle on November 27, 2001 and received three years of probation, a one-year license suspension, a $2,800 fine and 750 hours of community service. Ratner was with her when she went to court. The two later split for reasons that were never explained.
Dane, who starred in the movie Euphoria, has struggled with major depression and substance abuse. “It’s a very serious matter,” Dane told TODAY in 2017 while on the show. “I was very confused because I didn’t know why I was sad, but it’s a real thing. And that was the scary part: when you wake up and think, “I don’t want to get out of bed.”
In 2009, a dodgy video of Dane and Gayheart in a naked bathtub with former Miss US Teen Kari Ann Peniche was leaked and posted on the Gawker site, which no longer exists. The “Euphoria” star did not speak publicly about the tape for a long time. During an interview in 2014, he broke his silence and said it was his “only regret”. He told People: “We’ve all made mistakes. My only regret is that Rebecca, the person I love the most, got involved in all of this.”
In a statement to E! News of their split, they said, “We will remain friends and work together to raise our two beautiful daughters who are the most important things in the world to us.”
Speaking to Glamor about the leaked video, Dane said: “I often think about the answer I gave. And now that we can see it, was it a mistake? Not even close. Three adults agreeing, one of which is my wife? Nothing I did was wrong. Most likely, I was talking about drug use in the video. Did I say something wrong? Again, I don’t think I’ve always broken the law and put people down.
He also said, “There were only three of us bathing.” Dane’s attorney, Marty Singer, said at the time it was “not a ‘sex tape'” but “a private, consensual moment between a married couple that was filmed a few years ago and which was never intended for the public see.”
Even after the split, the two were seen together on vacation. Gayheart’s Instagram name still bears Dane’s last name. The holiday must have been a nice break for Dane and Gayheart before getting back to work on their own projects. Gayheart is reportedly preparing for the upcoming film Urban Legend, which is in pre-production, while Dane already has four films planned. IMDb says he will be in One Fast Move with KJ Apa.