Caring for one’s mental health is just as important as getting in shape physically. That said, when either one are falling by the wayside, it can be a cause of stress in a relationship. Unfortunately, Dane’s own struggle with depression could have been a contributing factor to the dissolution of his marriage with Gayheart.
News of Dane’s depression first broke in late April 2017, after production on his TNT show The Last Ship was shut down. At the time, Dane reportedly needed to take time off “to deal with personal issues,” according to the actor’s rep (via Variety). A few months later, Dane commented on his leave, explaining that the depression came on suddenly.
“That was a scary thing, when you wake up and you’re like: ‘I don’t want to get out of bed,’” Dane told the Today show in July 2017 (via People). “I was seeing these doctors thinking that there was something physically wrong with me, because I’d never felt like that.”
While Dane may have gotten the professional help he needed, we wonder if the depression had anything to do with his relationship — or, on the other hand, if treating his depression caused him to see his marriage in a new light.