Inside Elizabeth Chambers' Relationship With Ex Armie Hammer

Trigger warning: The following article references sexual harassment, assault, and rape.

When we think of celebrities who have really fallen from grace, few outweigh the demise that was Armie Hammer. The actor first made impressions on film-goers in "The Social Network," before absolutely stealing hearts alongside Timothée Chalamet in the stunning film "Call Me By Your Name." Hammer not only thrived on-screen, but he seemed to have a very stable and lovely personal life, too. Happily married, the star was often seen at red carpet events with his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, and he spoke fondly of his relationship and life outside the spotlight.

Of course, things seemed to go downhill when Hammer and Chambers called it quits in 2020, as reported by The Cut. The year challenged a lot of couples (pandemics can do that, apparently), but Hammer's demise was far from over. Months later, reports of sexual abuse, rape, and predatory behavior on Hammer's part came from multiple women he had been involved with — things went from bad to worse, and his acting career seemingly came to a halt, as noted by E! News. As the dust has settled, people can't help but wonder what his relationship with Chambers was like and where the two now stand today.

Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer met in 2006, but she was in a relationship

Way back when Armie Hammer was just another acting hopeful, he met the gorgeous Elizabeth Chambers. According to Vulture, the two met during an "adventure day" planned by mutual friends that involved visiting Los Angeles' museums and even a gun range. As Hammer explained it, Chambers was adamant that she drive, and when she exited the car to meet up with the group, Hammer was in awe. "I remember she pulled in and got out of the car, and I felt like I'd been knocked over," the actor said. 

But their relationship wouldn't come to fruition for some time. Chambers had a boyfriend when she and Hammer met for the first time, and as their friendship grew, Hammer made his intentions known. "One day ... I was like, 'I can't be friends with you anymore. You've got to break up with your boyfriend, and we've got to start dating,'" Hammer said about the start of their relationship.

The pair started dating in 2008, and tied the knot in 2010

It's safe to say that Armie Hammer's fall from grace was unexpected, and given how sure of Elizabeth Chambers he appeared to be, the collapse of their marriage was that much more shocking. From a number of reports, it seemed as though Hammer and Chambers were in it for the long haul, and he often pointed to his assurance that his marriage was the real deal. For instance, the couple told Town & Country that when they started dating, Hammer "really wanted to get married," so much so that he basically gave Chambers an ultimatum. He said, "Look, we don't have to do this. We could just go our own ways, and then one day you'll be 40 and divorced and we'll run into each other, and ... we'll wonder why we wasted all of that time. Or we could just do it now and enjoy the ride." 

The two tied the knot in 2010 and threw a gorgeous wedding. Their rehearsal dinner was even covered by Inside Weddings, and showed the happy couple surrounded by gorgeous florals, hues of pink and green, and their closest family and friends.

The actor shared an odd dating story in 2013

The saying is that hindsight really is 20/20, but as we were digging into Armie Hammer's relationship with Elizabeth Chambers, there were some past comments that really stood out as unnerving. For instance, while he was still married to Chambers, Hammer shared a story about an ex (he referred to her as "one chick") who "tried to stab" him while they were engaging in intercourse. Hammer told Elle that the woman in question told him that, "True love leaves scars. You don't have any," hence the knife. 

He went on to share more details about the ordeal. "She tried to stab me with a butcher knife. Of course, I promptly broke up with her," Hammer said about the situation. "Seven months later." 

Hammer then went on to share that he liked being married, and that at the time, he was comforted by having his wife in his life. He also shared that he had "no qualms" about PDA, and said that men can be just as emotionally invested in relationships as their female counterparts. From the outside looking in, despite Chambers' odd dating stories, the couple seemed happy.

The pair welcomed two children together, and their lives seemed to be picture-perfect

While Armie Hammer's career as a sought-after actor was continuing to grow and prosper, he perfected the image as husband and father. As noted by People, Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers welcomed two children together — daughter Harper, who was born in 2014, and son Ford, who was born in 2017. The couple maintained quite a lot of privacy when it came to their kids, and very rarely shared photos of them on social media (as a number of celebrity couples do — just think of Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who always blur or cover their kids' faces on social media). Privacy is important, after all.

In January 2021, Hammer posted on Instagram and said that his New Year's resolution was to not post photos of his kids on social media "for their safety and for their well-being," and we can definitely respect that. 

Armie Hammer reportedly admitted to cheating on his wife while they were married

While it appeared as though Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers had a picture-perfect marriage, well, that was certainly not the case. Every couple goes through tough times — there's no doubt about that — but things began to crumble for Hammer and Chambers when the actor admitted to his then-wife that he had cheated on her. As noted by E! News, a source shared that Hammer "confessed" to his wife while they were still married that he had an affair and that it wasn't just a one-night stand situation. 

After said confession, the source said that Hammer and Chambers started going to therapy together and that they were adamant to try to make their marriage work. After all, they did have kids together, and trying to make things work can be better than just throwing up your hands in defeat. However, Chambers reportedly had no idea about the allegations that her husband would soon be hit with, and his alleged "so-called darker interests" were a mystery to her.

Things were not built to last, and Elizabeth initiated the split from Armie in July 2020

Fans of Armie Hammer were pretty shocked when it was announced that he and Elizabeth Chambers were splitting up — at the time, the separation came as a surprise given how happy the couple appeared. The announcement was made in July 2020, and it was reported that Chambers was the one to pull the plug. As noted by E! News, a source shared that Chambers "initiated" the separation, but the split had remained "amicable," as the two still shared a lot of love for one another. 

"They are great co-parents and get along well ... They love each other but didn't think it was best to be married anymore," an inside source shared at the time, adding, "There are still fond feelings between the two of them, and they're communicating happily with each other." It was reported that at the time of the split, Chambers and Hammer were with their children in the Cayman Islands, as it was a reprieve from the travel restrictions and closed schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. A source added at the time that the couple were "leading the discussion on how to move forward as co-parents" as best they could. 

The divorced couple seemed to put the needs of their kids first when they initially split

When Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers announced their intent to separate, it seemed as though their marriage had just run its course. When he sat down for an interview with GQ, Hammer certainly maintained that impression, sharing with the magazine that, while what he was going through wasn't easy, it was a part of growing as a person. "A separation like this is a seriously seismic event in someone's life. And there's a lot of shifting and a lot of growing pains and a lot of changes," Hammer said at the time. "Change is a universal constant. I mean, change is not a bad thing always, but that doesn't mean it's painless." 

He continued by saying that he and Chambers were "two adults making this decision," and that their priority would always be their children and minimizing the pain they would experience as much as possible. Fearful that their split would instill "fear or damage" in his kids, Hammer was adamant that he and Chambers would be working together to make things as smooth and painless as possible. 

Details about the actor's alleged behavior started to leak online

Armie Hammer allegedly cheated on Elizabeth Chambers in the past, as noted by E! News, but just before she filed for divorce, Chambers reportedly got a "raunchy text message" from Hammer that wasn't intended for her, according to Vanity Fair.

And after news of their separation came out, information regarding Hammer and his alleged behavior within intimate relationships — not including his marriage — began to pick up steam, and the allegations against him went from bad to worse. 

As noted by Vanity Fair, Hammer allegedly sent graphic and disturbing messages to women online, indicating what he wanted to perform with them sexually. While sharing her alleged experience with Hammer, model Paige Lorenze shared her story, alleging that his behavior was alarming. "He would cut off underwear or bras and use the knife and put it all over my body," Lorenze claimed, as noted by Page Six. She also revealed that Hammer had allegedly "carved the letter 'A' near her vagina," saying, "As sad as that is, I wanted him to like me and feel like I was down for what he wanted."

The actor had made eyebrow-raising comments about his personal life while still married

We're living in an age where sex positivity is popular. This can be really good, as it can decrease the stigma around sexuality, and can give people — especially women — the opportunity to create their own narrative. But there are some comments that can land sideways, and given that much of Armie Hammer's life now consists of police investigations and allegations of sexual abuse, as noted by CNN, his past comments about his sex life are coming to light. 

"I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that," Hammer said in a Playboy interview, as noted by E! News. "But then you get married and your sexual appetites change. And I mean that for the better — it's not like I'm suffering in any way. But you can't really pull your wife's hair. It gets to a point where you say, 'I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.'" 

As it stands, Hammer's alleged sexual behavior has been the subject of investigation, with one reported survivor coming forward in hopes to "warn other women" about his supposed actions. 

Elizabeth Chambers addressed the controversy surrounding her estranged husband

According to People, shortly after the news broke about Hammer, Chambers commented on a Just Jared Instagram post about the director of "Call Me By Your Name" and Timothée Chalamet doing a "cannibal love story movie" (without Hammer), simply saying, "No. Words." As noted by the Daily Mail, a video leaked around the same time of Hammer allegedly talking about going to the Cayman Islands to visit Chambers and his two kids. Making the journey "suck[ed]," he said, adding, "Except there are a few silver linings. Like f***ing Ms. Cayman again while I'm down there," implying that there was a woman he was linked to at the time.

As details about Armie Hammer's alleged behavior continued to come out, Elizabeth Chambers maintained that she had absolutely no idea that her estranged husband was reportedly conducting himself in such a manner. She addressed the news in an Instagram post, saying that she was heartbroken. She also wrote, "I am listening, and will continue to listen and educate myself on these delicate matters. I didn't realize how much I didn't know," indicating that she believed and supported those who came out against her husband's alleged behavior, no matter the personal pain it caused.

Elizabeth Chambers kept her children close while Armie Hammer's reputation spiraled

Granted that Elizabeth Chambers reportedly had no idea that Armie Hammer was allegedly involved with other women who found his behavior disturbing, it's no wonder that she took some time for herself to regroup. As noted by Vanity Fair, Chambers allowed herself some time to reflect. By the time she finally made her way back to social media, she opened up her Instagram to fans who wanted to "respectfully" ask her anything — one of the Instagram Story prompts. 

As Vanity Fair reported in April 2021, a fan asked her, "Why have you been so quiet on Insta lately? Miss my daily dose of EC content." Chambers responded by saying that she had been "focusing on healing, my babes and work. A lot I've wanted to share, but hasn't felt right [at the moment]." She shared the answer alongside a picture of herself in the Cayman Islands. Chambers was also asked if she would be staying in the tropical paradise, or if she would venture back to Los Angeles. "LA will always be home," she said, sharing that, while the island had been "incredible ... during these wild times," Los Angeles would be her final destination.

More disturbing allegations against the actor reportedly sparked fear in his ex-wife

As more and more information about Armie Hammer was reported, Elizabeth Chambers reportedly revealed to friends that she was scared. 

As reported by Vanity Fair, Hammer came under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department due to reports of sexual assault. One accuser, who chose to go by Effie, claimed that the actor "violently" raped her, and "mentally, emotionally, and sexually" abused her throughout their relationship, which commenced via Facebook in 2016. Hammer has maintained that the relationship was totally consensual, as noted by Vanity Fair.

In another article, Vanity Fair included some of the messages that have been attributed to Hammer that he allegedly sent to other women, and for those who could be triggered by abusive messages, please stop reading. "I am 100% a cannibal," Hammer reportedly wrote. "That's scary to admit. I've never admitted that before. I've cut the heart out of a living animal before and eaten it while still warm." Another allegedly read, "I want to see your brain, your blood, your organs, every part of you." 

In the wake of this reported information coming to light, it was noted that Chambers was "fearful," but doing her best to "project ... strength for the kids."

Armie Hammer is in a relationship with a Cayman Island resident as of May 2021

As of publication, Armie Hammer seems to be trying to move on. After being dropped from a number of film projects, as well as by his agency, William Morris Endeavor (via USA Today), Hammer appears to be out in the world trying to date again. As noted by People, Hammer met a woman while in the Cayman Islands, and the two have been linked since May 2021. 

"He is dating a dental hygienist on the island," an inside source said. "They were recently on a 'staycation' out East, the other side of the island from where they live." The inside source also shared that the two seem "happy and comfortable" around each other. The source continued by saying that, "They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven't met him before when they are out." 

Are the two built to last? Well, given that Hammer hasn't been active on social media since the beginning of 2021, and the fact that we haven't really heard from him in the press, it's difficult to say.

Elizabeth Chambers is officially dating again

Like her ex-husband, Elizabeth Chambers is reportedly putting her feelers out in the dating world, and as noted by Vanity Fair, she has officially reentered dating life. As additionally reported by People, Chambers is officially back on the dating scene, and she has reportedly done her best to move on from her divorce and the allegations that came out about her ex-husband. 

A source told the publication that months after the allegations of rape were made against Armie Hammer, Chambers is trying to move on. She has even made a point to not mention Hammer in her circle of friends. "For weeks, I've been trying to process everything that has transpired. I am shocked, heartbroken, and devastated," Chambers wrote on Instagram at the time that the allegations against Hammer were mounting. We sincerely hope that her dating experience moving forward is fun, light-hearted, and respectful.

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