Darren Hayes splits from hubby: Savage Garden star's heart-wrenching revelation

    Darren Hayes, famed Savage Garden singer, files for divorce from husband Richard Cullen after announcing their separation in May 2023. With a music career spanning decades, what's next for the artist?

    Darren Hayes (Source: NME)

    Darren Hayes (Source: NME)

    Darren Hayes, the voice that serenaded an entire generation with Savage Garden hits, is going solo again, but this time in his personal life. After separating from his animator-designer husband Richard Cullen earlier this year, Hayes took the legal plunge and filed for divorce at the Los Angeles County courthouse. Citing the ever-dreaded “irreconcilable differences,” one can't help but wonder about the journey from "I want to stand with you on a mountain" to legal documents.

    A Walk Down Hayes’ Melody Lane:

    Starting as one half of the iconic pop duo, Savage Garden, in 1993, Hayes was no stranger to separations when the band called it quits in 2002. But, like the phoenix, he soared from the ashes with his debut solo album "Spin" in the same year, making waves on the US Billboard 200. Not one to rest on his laurels, Hayes kept his momentum going with albums like 'The Tension and the Spark' and the candidly titled 'Homosexual' as recently as last year.

    While his voice has been the soundtrack to many of our lives, Hayes has managed to keep his personal life under wraps. However, in a rare, emotional statement back in May, he opened up about his separation from Cullen. In his own words: “Despite the challenge... I have felt the need to be honest.” He continued by emphasizing their enduring bond, their mutual respect, and the joint custody of a “very cute and needy labradoodle.”

    Love’s Timeline:

    Darren Hayes (Source: Metro Weekly)

    Before his heart-wrenching split with Cullen, Hayes had been previously hitched to makeup artist Colby Taylor. But it was in 2006 when Darren and Richard decided to tie the knot in a hushed ceremony in London. Through the peaks and valleys of his musical journey, Richard remained a constant presence, even directing a few music videos.

    As the dust settles on this chapter of Darren Hayes' life, fans worldwide will undoubtedly rally behind their beloved artist, proving once again that while marriages might fail, the bond between an artist and his fans is indeed unbreakable.

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