- Kardashian’s hairstylist, 40, filed for divorce from The White Lotus star, 28, on Monday citing ‘irreconcilable differences’, as per TMZ
- The pair exchanged vows in a surprise Las Vegas wedding in April – officiated by Kardashian
- Gage and Appleton made their romance public in February when they shared vacation snaps from The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico
The duo exchanged vows in a surprise Las Vegas wedding in April — but TMZ reports Appleton filed for divorce on Monday citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’ The couple’s date of separation is listed as Friday and they have a prenup in place.
And in an awkward coincidence the pair’s nuptials were just featured on the reality series last Thursday.
The then happy couple had quite the surprise for 43-year-old Kim — who’s been divorced three times — asking her to officiate their wedding at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.
Early on in the episode, Kim and Chris are talking about the wedding, as Kim admits in confession that they’re truly in love.
‘Chris Appleton has been doing my hair for a really long time. He’s like my hair husband, and he just got engaged to Lukas (Gage), his boyfriend. I have never really seen Chris this smitten and happy. It’s just like a whole different situation for him,’ Kim says in confession.
Kim had an even bigger surprise for the pair, arranging for Shania Twain to give them a private performance of her 1997 smash hit You’re Still The One.
After the happy couple and their family members land in Vegas (flying on Kim’s private jet), Chris says, ‘We are in Vegas, and we’re about to get married,’ as Kim goes and changes.
They all pile into limousines as Chris asks Lukas if he’s ready for this, and he says, ‘Born ready,’ as Chris says, ‘I’m only gonna do it once.’
Kim announces they are stopping somewhere, a little surprise, as they pull into Buffalo Bill’s in Las Vegas… where they’re greeted by none other than Shania Twain.
‘You made it!’ Shania says on stage, as Chris and Lukas can hardly believe it, as Shania sings, ‘Chris, Lukas, looks like you made it, get over here, let’s do this.’
Both Chris and Lukas say, ‘We love you!’ as Shania breaks into her 1997 classic You’re Still The One.
‘Shania Twain’s You’re Still the One is Chris and Lucas’ song. They’re obsessed with this song. I’m obsessed with this song,’ Kim admits in confession.
They walk up to the stage, as Chris, Lucas and Kim are all handed glasses of champagne, as Kim continues in confession that Shania is, ‘randomly in Vegas the same weekend, which is, like, madness. It’s meant to be.
They get closer to the stage as Shania tells Chris and Lukas to come even closer and get on stage as she breaks into the iconic chorus.
Kim admits in confession, ‘I just, I love giving surprises, and I love making people happy, and to see them in tears and so happy and so genuinely surprised, makes me so happy.’
Chris and Lukas wave Kim to come up on stage with them, as Lukas says, ‘I love you so much for this.’
Shania finishes her smash hit song as they all applaud for the private show, as Shania says, ‘You guys are getting married today, and I feel so…’ as she’s interrupted by Chris giving her a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
‘I feel so privileged to be a part of your special day,’ Shania says, before calling for a group hug with Chris, Lukas and Kim.
Chris explains that he told Kim that You’re Still The One was his and Lukas’ song and he said Kim told them it was her song as well.
Kim explains to Shania, ‘When that song came out, I would blast it everywhere, all the time, and I said this will be my song with my forever person,’ as she looks into the camera and says, ‘So when that time comes, my forever person, this will be our song, I hope you like it.’
Shania tells them to have, ‘the best day ever’ and have ‘the best life ever together,’ as Lukas says, ‘This is the best moment of my life, also you are so hot,’ as Shania laughs.
Kim adds in confession, ‘Shania is so generous, like she just really took the time to make this night really special,’ while we se Shania posing for several photos with the couple and greeting their families.
‘I’m just so forever grateful, and one day, maybe you’ll sing this for me and for whoever loves this song with me,’ Kim says in confession.
As they’re leaving, Lukas says, ‘Oh my God, Kim, I f***ing love you, I cannot believe you did that,’ as Kim screams back at Shania, ‘Shania forever!’ Chris and Lukas scream, ‘Shania! We love you!’
Later in the episode, they all arrive at the Little White Chapel, as Kim notices they have a ‘drive-thru,’ adding, ‘How convenient.’
They all take photos in front of the chapel as Kim wonders if they can, ‘look up records here,’ referring to her first marriage 23 years ago.
‘All right guys, since I’m the minister, I’m going to welcome you all in to the Little White Chapel,’ she says, as they all applaud, as Kim adds they have a slot in about 20 minutes.
Kim adds in confession, ‘I just honestly haven’t had time to figure this out, otherwise I would have come up with something extremely clever.’
‘Guys, I have never done this before and I haven’t even rehearsed so they printed this out for me and I’m gonna wing it, because that is where the magic happen,’ Kim says at the chapel.
Chris’ mother walks him down the aisle, and meets Lukas, as Kim adds, ‘First of all, I’m so honored that you’re both trusting in me to do this. You both have such big hearts, and the advice that I can give you is always have each other’s backs.’
A producer asks Kim in confession if she still believes in love, and Kim says, ‘Of course. I’d be like The Grinch if I didn’t.’
Kim officiates the wedding and says in confession that, ‘falling in love is the most fun thing on the planet.’
Kim pronounces them both, ‘happily married’ as they all walk out of the chapel, adding in confession, ‘This was so much fun.
‘Like, I married my first couple, we put so much love in the world. I’m so happy for them,’ she added.
It was one of a number of marriages shown on the show that ended up in divorce.
Previously, Kim’s wedding to rapper Kanye West, 46, aired on the show in 2014. The two ended up splitting, with their divorce finalized in 2022.
Her wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries, 38, aired in 2011. It was short lived, as Kim filed for divorce 72 days later.
Her sister Khloe Kardashian’s, 39, wedding to basketball player Lamar Odom, 44, was shown in a 2009 episode. The pair divorced in 2016.
Her mom Kris Jenner, 68, renewed her wedding vows with spouse Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) in a 2011 episode in Bora Bora. The pair ended their 23-year-long marriage in 2015 – the same year Caitlyn came out as a transgender woman.
Lukas and Chris wed in front of only six guests at Little White Chapel after applying for a marriage license in Clark County.
It was the same wedding venue where Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker, Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner, Bruce Willis & Demi Moore, and Frank Sinatra & Mia Farrow previously walked down the aisle.
Two of the other guests were Appleton’s two children – 19-year-old son Billy and 17-year-old daughter Kitty-blu – whom he welcomed with Leicester salon owner Katie Katon before he came out as homosexual at age 26.
Meanwhile on Monday a source told TMZ the pair’s split was ‘not an easy decision for Chris to make but he tried everything he could to make the marriage work and needed to make the best decision for himself moving forward.’
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for the pair for comment.
Gage and Appleton made their romance public in February when they shared vacation snaps from The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico.
‘I’m very happy. Very much in love. And I feel very grateful to be able to share my time with someone very special,’ Appleton gushed on The Drew Barrymore Show on March 17.
‘Love is a really special thing and I think meeting someone that you really connect with is really really special.’
In turn Gage said he felt ‘very happy, very lucky, and very much in love’ while appearing on the March 27th episode of TODAY.
‘He’s a good-looking man. Something about being in London, I got a taste of the Brits and couldn’t help myself.’
Gage is known for his role as Dillon on season one of The White Lotus, Adam Pratt on season four of You and Tyler Clarkson on Euphoria.
Meanwhile, Chris has a client list that includes Kardashian, Daytime Emmy-nominated host Drew Barrymore, two-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Lopez, and three-time Grammy winner Dua Lipa.