Katie Cassidy Talks Picking Herself Up and Dating Again Post-Divorce: ‘I Didn’t Have a Choice’

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– AFormer Arrow star Katie Cassidy is embracing a new chapter of life after divorcing her ex-husband, Matthew Rogers.

“I didn’t have a choice,” the 35-year-old told PEOPLE at the Taste of the Future Luncheon in Beverly Hills on March 24. “I was on a show, living in Vancouver until November 2019. I was married and that show lasted for two years.”

First spotted publicly together in December 2016, Cassidy and Rogers tied the knot in December 2017. The duo later celebrated with a wedding ceremony in Sunset Key, Florida the following year.

However, their marriage was short-lived, with the upcoming Agent Game actress filing for divorce in January 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. The exes then finalized their divorce in March 2021.

Though she tried to keep her spirits up, Cassidy — who is the daughter of the late Partridge Family star David Cassidy — admitted that going through a split during the COVID-19 pandemic was especially hard to navigate.

“January 2020, I moved back to L.A., filed for divorce and then we were all in lockdown for like a year,” she recalled. “L.A. is where I was raised, it’s where I live and so I didn’t have a choice. I was like, ‘Okay, got to pick yourself up by your bootstraps sometimes.'”

After taking some time to heal her broken heart, and as restrictions from the pandemic slowly get lifted, Cassidy is now ready to find her perfect match.

“I have been dating, yes,” Cassidy revealed. “It’s fun. It was weird during the pandemic, but also again, I think I needed that pause and reset to heal.”

“I think if I’m supposed to meet someone, I’ll meet them naturally, organically,” she continued. “The way the world, [the] universe wants it to be.”

She also hopes others can learn from her breakup in order to find peace in their own lives and move on with their next chapters, just as she’s done.

“I choose happiness,” said Cassidy, who just released a new NFT with former NBA star Metta World Peace. “I’m sure people place past judgment, but they don’t know what I’ve gone through and I don’t know what they’ve gone through.”

“I think people just should be happy and so I encourage everyone — men, women — there’s a lot of people who are stuck in relationships when they’re not happy because they don’t like the idea or the look of what divorce is,” she continued. “It’s okay. Everyone should just choose happiness.”.


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Katie To Make Her Directorial Debut With “Daddy ISSUES”

Katie was teasing she had some nig news coming and we have it at last with her making her directorial debut with the movie she as well wrote the script with Maria Betrand and Meg McCaig for Daddy ISSUES and if that was not enough she will as well star in it as well. A massive congratulations to Katie for this milestone in her career and here is to more to come.

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– Actress and director Katie Cassidy (Arrow) is gearing up to helm the comedy Daddy ISSUES from her original script.

Her feature directorial debut backed by Boston’s Marina Studios is a coming-of-age story set in Los Angeles about three adult women who should have already grown the f**k up, but can’t seem to escape the relationship dysfunction they learned from their fathers.

Cassidy will also produce and star in Daddy ISSUES. Maria Betrand and Meg McCaig co-wrote the script, with Marina Cappi’s Marina Studios boarding the project following a presentation from Cassidy at the 2022 Mammoth Film Festival. Production will take place in Boston and Los Angeles this fall.

Cassidy is represented by APA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management; Bertrand by HRI Talent and Octagon Entertainment; and McCaig by CESD.


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No Time Limits On Equality

Katie is really starting to do event’s again with her making a new one last night for the No Time Limits On Equality at NeueHouse Hollywood in Hollywood, California. Katie this time had her hair back and was in a black suit to match the event. Again we only have 4 HQ photos from the event but they are still worth a good look. And remember Katie’s new movie will be out next month so I’m hoping a ton of new events and interviews will be coming out very soon.

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Taste The Future Luncheon

Katie made a new event today (March 24th) for Taste The Future Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. She looked so cute in her summer dress and having her hair have more blonde back into it again. I have added in 4 HQ photos from the event into the gallery and I hope more come out soon.

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Katie For Elevated Lifestyle Magazine – Spring 2022

  

After 4 long years Katie at last has a new magazine cover with Elevated Lifestyle Magazine – Spring 2022. The photos are from her new photoshoot from this year she did and She talks about her Acting career, her directing work and her work and love for NFT and what is coming next for her. You can find the digital scans from it in the gallery right now.

  


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Fandemic Tour

Katie has made a new convention this weekend (March 19th) for Fandemic Tour. She was there with her Arrow co-star Stephen Amell and did a panel with him as well as some fan autos and photoshoots but we don’t have any photos from there at this time. So far we have some panel and on the auto floor photos and added them to the gallery and I hope more will come out soon.

All candids are CREDIT to there OWNERS we take NO credit for THEM

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“Agent Game” Trailer

At long last the trailer for Katie’s new movie Agent Game is at last out. Katie stars as Miller in it a role that was originally going to be played by Kat McNamara but Katie does still get to work with a Arrow co-star with Annie Llonzeh and co-stars as well Dermot Mulroney, Adan Canto, Rhys Coiro, Barkhad Abdi, Jason Isaacs and Mel Gibson. And we have the release date as well it will release in theaters, digital, and on-demand on April 8th, 2022, So I can get caps up from it very soon after the 08th it looks like yay. You can watch the trailer below and screen caps are in the gallery now.

In this riveting spy thriller, no one is safe. Harris (Dermot Mulroney), a CIA interrogator at an Agency black site, finds himself the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for an interrogation gone horribly wrong. As the team tasked to bring Harris in begins to question their orders — and each other —Olsen (Mel Gibson), a senior intelligence officer, and his subordinate, Visser (Annie Ilonzeh), raise the stakes. Now, it’s up to Harris and some newfound allies to uncover the truth and turn the tables.

  


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Mammoth Film Festival Her Voice Full Panel Video

At last the other panel Katie did for Mammoth Film Festival back weeks ago on the last day there Her Voice is out in full to watch on youtuber.

Each year the Her Voice panel brings together a new group of inspiring women to share their experiences in the entertainment industry. This year was another big success, adding a mentorship component and pairing our panelists with selected emerging female filmmakers. The women spoke candidly about how the last two years may have changed their career and life trajectory, dealing with imposter syndrome, and the importance of loving who you work with. Moderated by Alexandra Chando with guests Yeardley Smith, Marina Cappi, Katie Cassidy and Maria Bertrand.


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Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party

Katie is at last out and about full time and making new events, Last night (February 12th) Katie made the event Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party at Century City Park in LA. Katie was seen with Metta Sandiford-Artest and Maya Sandiford Artest in the press line and the dress she had one was last seen in 2016 at the saks downtown store opening event. I have added in the HQ photos from the event and I hope more come out soon.

  

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