Transgender activist, author, writer, producer and director of FX’s “Pose,” Janet Mock is ending her marriage to husband Aaron Tredwell.
According to The Blast, Mock filed divorce documents on Wednesday this week. She cited irreconcilable differences.
Mock and Tredwell were married on December 30, 2014, in a small ceremony in her hometown Oahu, Hawaii. The two don’t share any children and Mock did not fill out sections of her petition that detailed spousal support.
Mock detailed the beginnings of their relationship in her memoir Redefining Realness. The couple met in 2009 at a nightclub and had their first date that same night.
In an interview with Brides.com magazine, she shared, “Within minutes of our meeting, he invited me for a cup of coffee, and in a nearby fluorescent-lit café, I discovered that he was more than good-looking. He was kind and attentive and had a generous ear. I knew he was my guy, but I was unsure if I’d be his girl.”
In her first memoir Redefining Realness, Mock not only describes meeting Tredwell but the kindness and support he offered her when she told him about her childhood, transition and life as a transwoman. Still, after she initially revealed her truth, the two maintained something like an inconsistent situationship for eight months before Tredwell decided to commit to Mock in a more traditional sense. After five years of living together, Tredwell proposed.
In the book, she wrote: “Aaron and the friendship and love and partnership that we’ve built became my foundation, a platform that has fortified my own sense of self, giving me the strength to step out of silence and come forward fully as my own woman.”
Mock confirmed the news via Twitter.
We’re wishing Mock the best during this time of transition.