Christina Hendricks has been spotted out for the first time since announcing that her 10 year marriage to Geoffrey Arend is over.
The Mad Men star, 44, was pictured looking downcast outside her LA home on Friday wearing a ‘Welcome to the Badlands’ T-shirt, black jeans and Birkenstocks.
She had no make-up on and her signature fiery red hair was wet and scraped back off her face. Her wedding ring had been removed from her finger.
She greeted two removal men who had rolled up in a big moving truck outside her property.
New chapter: Christina Hendricks was spotted outside her LA home without her wedding ring on Friday, just a day after she announced her 10 year marriage to Geoffrey Arend is over
‘Separate paths’: The Mad Men actress greeted removal men outside her property after revealing her relationship is over
Time to move on: The truck was loaded with big boxes
It comes just a day after the actress and her husband, 41, each shared an identical post confirming they had gone their separate ways.
‘Today we take our next step together, but on our separate paths,’ they explained. ‘We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.’
They began the post: ‘Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. We joined our two amazing families, had countless laughs, made wonderful friends and were blessed with incredible opportunities.’
And the couple asked for space to ‘rediscover ourselves’ during the split.
Downcast: Christina said she would be taking time to ‘rediscover’ herself following the split
Fond memories: In announcing the split, Christina and her husband reflected on the ‘countless laughs’ and ‘incredible opportunities’ they had enjoyed together
‘We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition and we thank you for your patience and support in giving us the space to do so.’
The two married in New York in 2009. They have no children together.
Back in 2012 Christina recalled how she ‘freaked out’ Arend when she told the 500 Days Of Summer actor she wanted a family with him soon after they met in 2007.
Hendricks and Arend were introduced by her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser – and she said she found herself immediately drawn to him.
As they were: Christina, seen here with her wedding bling, was married to Geoffrey Arend for 10 years. They are pictured here in October last year
‘So much love’: Geoffrey with the couple’s two dogs back in July of this year. The pair said they would ‘work together to raise our two beautiful dogs’
Split: Taking to Instagram, the Mad Men star and her husband each shared an identical post confirming they had gone their separate ways
Christina told the UK edition of Cosmopolitan in the interview: ‘Geoffrey walked in and I was like, “Who is this guy?” He had amazing hair and was all disheveled – he was running late and everyone was waiting for him. He just came in with this very high energy.
‘He was just charming, funny and very magnetic. I got his number that night under the pretence of, “We could just be friends.” And of course I immediately went home and Googled him.’
After a few weeks of the pair meeting as part of a group, they finally had a date, and then it was Hendricks who said the L word first.
Wedding day: Christina and Arend are pictured at their Il Buco wedding in October 2009
She said: ‘I cracked it out in such a big way. I was like, “You make me want to have a family.” I freaked him out a bit…Thank God I didn’t spook him enough to make him leave.’
In an interview in 2014, Toy Story 4 star Christina said the couple had decided against having children.
She told Health magazine: ‘We’ve decided that we are not really interested in having children. It seems like it’s expected that you’d want to have kids.It’s just very normal for people to say, “Well, when you guys have kids…”
‘And then when I say, “Actually I don’t think we’re going to do that,” people will say, “Oh, you say that now…” It doesn’t bother me, though.’
Love’s young dream: The couple are seen left at the SAG Awards in 2008 and right, in 2009. She once said she was instantly attracted to his ‘amazing hair’ and ‘disheveled’ look, describing him as ‘charming, funny and very magnetic’