The 52-year-old besotted graduate filed for divorce from Kurt Isvarienko on Friday after 11 years of marriage.
Shane Doherty reflected on Kurt Isvarenko's personal relationship between the divorce filings.
On the same day news broke that the couple had split after 11 years of marriage, the Charmed alum, 52, shared a quote on Instagram that read: "The only people who deserve to be in your life are the people who treat you." with love, kindness and respect."
Many of his friends took to the comments section to share their support.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who celebrated Doherty's birthday on social media earlier this month, wrote: "I thought you were going to be in my life forever."
Actress and producer Roma Downey posted a red heart emoji alongside the message, "We love you Shane."
Shannen Doherty has filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years, Kurt Isvarienko
According to Doherty's representative Leslie Sloan, “The last thing Shane wanted was a divorce. "Unfortunately, he felt he had no choice," he said.
Sloan also claimed that Isvarenko's agent was "intimately involved" in their divorce.
Isvarienka and her agent did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.
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Before marrying Isvarienko, Doherty was married to Ashley Hamilton from 1993-1994 and Rick Solomon from 2002-2003. Doherty and Isvarienka married in October 2011 and have no children.
According to divorce documents obtained by TMZ (which first reported the news), the couple separated in January. Doherty asked his wife for support and asked that her photographer husband not be awarded.
The "Hot Seat" actress last spoke about Isvarienka during a "Magic " panel hosted by PEOPLE's Breanne L. Heldman at the 90s conference in Hartford, Connecticut.
After dealing with stage 4 breast cancer for the past few years, she told the audience, “My wife said they would never know I had cancer. I never complain. I'm not talking about that. From present life". When I asked him how he was doing, he replied. “I'm fine, thank you. This crowd is amazing."
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015; two years later he was in remission, but in 2020 it was discovered that his cancer had returned to stage 4.
He shared with SurvivorNet that year that cancer had strengthened his marriage to Isvarienka.
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"Cancer makes us stronger," she explained. "Kurt and I respect each other more now."
He added: “If anyone thinks that only cancer survivors are the only ones who get cancer, they are very wrong. Cancer changes people's lives. And it shaped us both. Now we see life in a completely different way."
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