Dexter star Jennnifer Carpenter has moved on from her failed marriage to co-star Michael C. Hall and has been quietly dating the married folk-rock singer Seth Avett, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Seth, 32, of The Avett Brothers, has been married to his wife Susan since 2008 — and even though he’s still technically married, he’s been dating Jennifer, 33, since 2011.
According to an insider close to the band, the two were engaged in a long-time secret affair that ultimately destroyed his marriage.
“Shortly after Jennifer’s split with Michael, she began seeing Seth. She would fly all over to his concerts to be with him,” the source told Radar.
“No one saw this affair coming from those closest to Seth, but he finally left his wife last winter to be with Jennifer.”
In fact, the couple has kept their relationship so secretive that in an interview this year just two months ago, Seth’s wife Susan was talked about, with no mention of their separation.
It wasn’t until Tuesday that Seth formally made the announcement on his band’s website that he and his wife are separated:
“Seth no longer sings January Wedding, a song about his wife, at their live shows anymore and hasn’t for quite some time,” the insider said.
“And the latest album released by The Avett Brothers is called The Carpenter. It’s not a coincidence.”
Jennifer has even tweeted in support of her boyfriend with messages like:
The Avett Brothers killed it in NYC!!!! It’s hard not to get rowdy when they don’t let up…!!!!
— Jennifer Carpenter (@J2thecarpenter) May 10, 2012
The Avett Brother’s new album The Carpenter is out TODAY!!! Treat yourself and maybe I’ll see you at one of their concerts. Haha!
— Jennifer Carpenter (@J2thecarpenter) September 11, 2012
“The affair was really hard on Susan, and even the band,” the source told Radar.
“It was former band member Jacob Edwards and his wife that really put Seth on the spot for cheating. They didn’t agree with it whatsoever and were uncomfortable with the situation.”
Fans of the band are just as upset with Seth for his indiscretions with the Dexter star.
“Seth is a dog and Jennifer Carpenter is a homewrecker. Plain and simple. I hope he’s happy now. I hope Susan is ok. No one deserves to be lied to. Seth deserves nothing. Not even his fans,” one former fan wrote on a group chat about the band.
Another wrote, “Seth Avett is a pig for cheating on his wife and Jennifer Carpenter is a very ugly woman.”
RadarOnline.com was unable to reach Seth Avett for comment and calls to Jennifer Carpenter went unreturned.