Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend: The Way They Were

Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend gave fans a small glimpse into their private marriage before Us Weekly broke the news of their split in October 2019.

The estranged couple tied the knot in October 2009 after being introduced by her Mad Men costar Vincent Kartheiser in 2007.

“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,” they said in a joint statement to Us in October 2019. “Today we take our next step together, but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.”

The statement continued: “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.”

Years earlier, Hendricks raved about meeting Arend for the first time. “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,” the actress told Cosmopolitan UK in the March 2012 issue. “He was just charming, funny and very magnetic. I got his number that night under the pretense of, ‘We could just be friends.’ And of course, I immediately went home and Googled him.”

The pair mostly kept to themselves throughout their relationship but occasionally opened up about their quirky connection.

“When I first started dating my husband, I had this weird fascination with the circus and clowns and old carnival things and sideshow freaks and all that. About a month after we started dating, he bought me this amazing black-and-white photo book on the circus in the 1930s, and I started sobbing. Which freaked him out,” Hendricks admitted in the May 2010 issue of Esquire. “I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I mentioned this three or four weeks ago and talked about it briefly, but he was really listening to me.’ And he actually went out and researched and found this thing for me. It was amazing.”

Scroll to revisit Hendricks and Arend’s 10-year marriage before their split.


The Good Girls star crossed paths with the Madam Secretary actor thanks to her role on Mad Men. “He was a friend of Vincent Kartheiser’s and that’s how I met him,” she explained during a 2013 episode of Popcorn With Peter Travers.

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The couple confirmed their engagement in December 2008 with little fanfare.

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Hendricks and Arend wed in a small ceremony at Il Buco restaurant in New York City in October 2009. “We really wanted to be filled with our absolute best friends and our family,” she said ahead of the nuptials. “We didn’t want to spread ourselves too thin, and we really wanted it to have a warm environment, so we kept it with the tightest people.”

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The twosome added a cockapoo puppy named ZuZu to their brood in December 2012. “She was named after [the character] in It’s a Wonderful Life [because] she was a Christmas puppy,” the Mad Men alum told Popcorn With Peter Travers four months later.

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Hendricks detailed her decision to not have children in her May 2014 cover story for Health magazine. “It seems like it’s expected that you’d want to have kids,” she noted at the time. “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. And, you know, there’s a small chance I could change my mind.”

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Arend shared a photo with the Toy Story 4 star when they attended the White House holiday party in December 2014.

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The pair sandwiched their friends as they dressed up for Halloween in October 2015. “Filthy Animals at the Polo Club,” the Affair star captioned the Instagram post.

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Arend and Hendricks beamed in a PDA-filled pic from a June 2016 getaway. “My love & I in Madrid,” he wrote via Instagram. “Beautiful park. #filmisnotdead #nofilter.”

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The (500) Days of Summer actor snapped a photo of the Emmy nominee on a billboard in October 2018. “My better half has a show airing today on @amazonprimevideo called @theromanoffs,” he gushed. “WATCH IT!”

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Hendricks posted a rare shot with Arend on her Instagram account two days before Us exclusively reported that they parted ways. “Little steam punk moment,” she captioned the silly pic in October 2019. “#halloweencostumes #halloween #steampunk.”

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Us broke the news of the couple’s split in October 2019 after 10 years of marriage. “Today we take our next step together, but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs,” they told Us in a joint statement. “We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition.”

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