’13 Reasons Why’ actor Tommy Dorfman and her husband, Peter Zurkuhlen, are going their separate ways. According to docs obtained by TMZ, Zurkuhlen filed for divorce from Tommy in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The 13 Reasons Why Star and Zurkuhlen are divorcing after over five years of marriage. Dorfman and her husband first met through a mutual friend in 2005. After getting engaged in 2015, they tied the knot in Portland, Maine in 2016.

Dorfman came out as transgender in a July Time magazine profile after “privately identifying and living as a woman” for a year prior. At the time, she explained how her transition had changed her relationship with her husband. The actress previously revealed she and Zurkuhlen had “redefined” their relationship as friends.

“Personally, it’s wild to be 29 and going through puberty again. Some days I feel like I’m 14. As a result of that shift, the types of romantic partnerships I seek out are different”


After the Time profile was published, Zurkuhlen publicly expressed support for Dorfman on Instagram. He re-posted a photo from Dorfman’s Time photoshoot to back up Tommy’s decisions. “So much love. You are gorgeous and you are fully you,” he captioned it.

Dorfman opened up about life since publicly coming out as transgender in an August InStyle cover story. At the time, she told the magazine she had “never felt better.” Tommy just wants to look into the future where she can be honest and true to herself.

We really hope both people are happy going their separate ways and are mutually on the same page about the whole situation. Divorce is quite scary but going through it together as friends might ease the process.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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