Say it ain’t so! Vampire Diaries alum  Candice King and her husband, The Fray guitarist Joe King, have split after nearly eight years of marriage, Life & Style can confirm, just one month after they sparked breakup rumors. Keep scrolling below to learn more about Candice and Joe’s divorce. 

Candice King filed for divorce from Joe King

Candice, 34, filed for divorce from Joe, 41, on April 28 after weeks of split rumors. She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce, according to documents. Us Weekly was the first to report.

Do Candice and Joe King have kids?

The former couple, who wed in October 2104, share daughters Florence and Josephine. Josephine was born in December 2020, while Florence was born in January 2016.

“I feel comfortable and confident enough to discuss it now. I am someone who likes to keep pregnancy to myself and obviously with my partner, my husband and our immediate friends and family until I feel comfortable and confident that I’m in a place in my pregnancy and the baby’s OK and I’m OK, the best it can be,” Candice said while announcing her second pregnancy during an August 2020 episode of her  “Directionally Challenged” podcast. “But I’m finally at that place right now, which feels really good.”

Joe is also a dad of two older daughters, Ava and Elise, whom he shares with ex-wife Julie King.

Did 'The Vampire Diaries' Actress Candice King And Husband Joe Split? Here's Why Fans Think So!
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How did Candice and Joe King meet?

The Originals star and the “How to Save a Life” artist met a Super Bowl event in 2011 — thanks to a little help from Candice’s Vampire Diaries costar Nina Dobrev.

“I was too chicken to give him my number, so Nina did,” Candice previously revealed to People in 2013.

When did Candice and Joe Spark split rumors?

Rumors about their breakup started swirling in April. According to several fan tweets, both Candice and Joe made some major changes to their Instagram accounts, including deleting or archiving photos of each other.

Candice wiped her Instagram clean entirely and started over. Additionally, on April 4, the After We Collided actress shared a mirror selfie visibly not wearing a wedding ring.

For Joe’s part, he hasn’t posted on Instagram since December 2021. Although his page still features plenty of photos with Candice, they are only family photos — nothing dedicated solely to her.

Despite their split, Joe and Candice still follow each other on Instagram.

A rep for Candice did not immediately respond to Life & Style‘s request for comment. A rep for Joe did not immediately respond to Life & Style’s request for comment.