Celebrity romances fall apart every single day, but it’s still easy to become invested in certain couples and root for them to buck the trend. One relationship that seemed destined for longevity was the coupling of Supernatural star Jared Padalecki and actress Sandra McCoy. The two met on the set of the horror film Cry Wolf back in 2005, and in April of this year announced that they were engaged to be married. However, the lifetime of happiness wasn’t meant to be. At a Supernatural convention in Dallas over the weekend, Padalecki announced that the relationship is over. Though no reason was given for the split, both actors have said that it was a completely amicable decision.
In a message to Sandra-McCoy.com, the actress made the following statement: “It is true. Jared and I are no longer engaged. I did not want this information to have to come from me, but I felt it was necessary to confirm it in order to protect Jared from being asked questions about it this weekend in Dallas. Contrary to what you may have heard/read, our split was not caused by any foul play on either of our parts, we simply decided that it was not the right time for us. We still love each other very much, but we want different things in life, and it’s a simple as that. Please know that it is extremely difficult for me to write this, and I can only imagine how hard it would be for Jared to have to talk about it in front of hundreds of fans. So I am answering the questions now with the hope that no one will make Jared have to speak about it publicly. Your support past, present, and future is very much appreciated.”
Though the actors confirmed that the split was a mutual decision, rumors immediately began swirling around the Internet claiming that Padalecki had taken up with his Friday the 13th co-star, Danielle Panabaker. However, McCoy made it clear that this isn’t true. It’s certainly odd for a couple that became engaged just two months ago to suddenly break up, but we may never know the real reason behind the split. Unless additional information leaks to the press, we’ll just have to believe that both actors felt they were incompatible with one another.
Below is a video clip from the Supernatural Dallas convention where Jared confirms the break up:
Aside from starring together in Cry Wolf, McCoy also appeared with Padalecki in the Supernatural episode “Bedtime Stories,” playing the Crossroads Demon. That episode ended with Sam shooting the demon in the head, which may be a fitting metaphor for a relationship that was so suddenly snuffed out.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Sandra-McCoy.com, YouTube
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