It really is the end of the road for Dancing With the Stars pros Sasha Farber and Emma Slater. She filed for divorce on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, to end their four-year marriage according to paperwork obtained by Life & Style. Keep reading for details on why she filed for divorce, when they split and how long they had been a couple. 

Why Did Emma Slater File for Divorce From Sasha Farber?

The professional dancer cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce in the court paperwork. Emma listed their date of separation as April 1, 2022. The former couple do not share any children.

When Did Emma Slater and Sasha Farber Split?

The pair kept the news of their separation quiet for months. A source told Life & Style on August 24, 2022, that the two broke up “a few months ago” but “remain amicable,” noting that neither party had been wearing their wedding ring. Us Weekly was the first to report the split news on August 23, with an insider telling the publication that it was a “tough decision.”

The couple first sparked breakup speculation in March 2022 when both Sasha and Emma failed to publicly wish each other a happy fourth wedding anniversary. Emma did post birthday wishes for Sasha when he turned 38 on May 9, but the message was more supportive than romantic.

“Happy birthday @sashafarber1!!! What a special one you are, no doubt about that 🙂 Thank you for all that you do and all that you are,” Emma wrote in her Instagram caption. “You are so loved, loved by everyone and you deserve the best always. You’re always there for everyone, doing everything to make other people happy. Even when there’s a lot going on. I wish you everything that your heart desires! Here to cheer you on no matter what!!”

Emma Slater Sasha Farber Divorce

The beautiful England native even admitted they were still living together post-split. “He’s the only family I have in America, and we still love each other. For now, living together is just totally fine,” Emma confessed, adding, “It’s not going to be forever, but I was glad that he decided to go on tour with me. I only ever want the best for him, but I will be there because we’re going to be there for each other.”

That love which Emma referenced was strong enough to bring them back together as a couple the following year.

When Did Emma Slater and Sasha Farber Get Engaged?

In 2016, Sasha famously proposed to her during a DWTS live show, telling Emma, while getting down on one knee and presenting her with a diamond ring, “Babe, I wanted to do this for such a long, long time. I love you so much. Will you marry me?”

Host Tom Bergeron joked after the walls of studio screens read “She said yes,” noting, “Sasha just proposed to Emma, and thankfully she said yes! Because we didn’t have a graphic for the other option.”

When Did Emma Slater and Sasha Farber Get Married?

The couple wed in front of costars, friends and family in a gorgeous ceremony at Los Angeles’ Bella Blanca on March 25, 2018, where Emma’s fellow pro dancers Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold served as bridesmaids.