When Salem actress Cara Santana and Jesse announced their breakup in January of 2020, it shocked fans. The couple began dating in 2006, and Jesse popped the question in August of 2016. While they planned to get married in September of 2018, they later called off their nuptials. They did remain together, but Cara later revealed that they had not set another date.
They made their final red carpet appearance together in early January of 2020, and by the end of the month, they were broken up.
At the time of their split, Jesse was photographed with two different women.
“She knew they were having issues but didn’t think he would betray her on this level and it’s truly embarrassing for her,” one source told E! News, while another told Us Weekly that Jesse and Cara had split before he was seen out with other women.
On Aug. 15, Cara rang in her 35th birthday on Instagram, and she explained in her caption that she had never felt better.
“Woke up a 35 year old… happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been,” she wrote.
Cara is now in a relationship with Shannon Leto, who is the older brother of Dallas Buyers Club actor Jared Leto.
You can see Jesse compete on Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars, premiering Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.