Insiders close to the pair are speaking out about what made their relationship crack.
Sources for People revealed that the two actors—who got married in 2015 and share no children together—“have been growing apart for some time now and tried to resolve things, but they are focused on different areas of their lives.”
One insider described their relationship as “passionate, all-encompassing romance, which kept the flames hot for quite a while.”
That passion, however, wasn’t sustainable for their marriage.
“They definitely love and respect each other but once that initial passion dies down and other areas get in the way, then little differences get bigger,” the source continued.
Another insider for People explained that differences in the actors’ personalities were irreconcilable.
“They had differences in how their lives should go forward and it caused stress,” the second source told the outlet.
“Sofía is a smart and hardworking girl who thinks of everything that could go wrong before it actually does. Joe is pretty low key, and for years this suited both of them. This has been chipping away for a while.”
The source added that their different temperaments began to wear the couple down.
“That was not really seen while they were falling in love, but then the true versions of themselves started showing and they just got annoyed with each other, choosing work over hanging out,” the source continued.
“Then bit by bit, they stopped wanting to be together and stopped hanging out because something so little would often trigger an attitude that would bug them, just their attitudes on everything were completely different and something like that is extremely draining for a relationship and they got to the point where it would be a good day and one thing would be said or done and they would just get upset with each other.”
“It added up to where now it is easier and more relaxing not being together,” the insider said. “When people say they will be friendly, they will, but the romance part of things is over.”
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