Essence Atkins recently revealed she’s divorcing her husband, Jaime Mendez, after seven years of marriage.

During an appearance on “Hollywood Live Today,” Essence shared her apprehension about getting back into the dating world now that she’s going through a divorce.

I am going to be entering the dating world after nearly a decade.

I’m in the process of getting a divorce, sadly. But, yeah it’s weird because literally like three weeks after filing I got this job where I’m playing a newly divorced woman, who is coparenting with her ex that she still loves, but they somehow realize that they are not meant to partner anymore.

So, it was kind of this weird amazing moment the universe was like, “Here’s art imitating life” and we’re going to talk about this and you’re going to explore it in a really humorous way.

So, I’m grateful. Really grateful.

See the clip below.

The actress met the former collegiate football star via and they tied the knot a year later in 2009.

Essence and Jaime share an adorable 4-year-old son, Varro.

Very sad to hear another marriage has gone up in smoke.

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