It’s been a trying couple of years for actor Balthazar Getty. Busted for his affair with actress Sienna Miller back in 2008 after tabloid photos of the two were published, his marriage to wife Rosetta nearly ended. And his career on the ABC hit series Brothers And Sisters took a hit as well.
Why did Getty’s personal biz hurt his career? Getty’s affair with Miller allegedly caused some tension on the Brothers and Sisters set. People reported back in 2008 that co-star Matthew Rhys, who plays Kevin Walker on the show, was downright livid when he saw the steamy tabloid photos of Getty and Miller. Rhys dated Sienna Miller prior to her hooking up with Getty.
Possibly as a result of the on-set tension- or maybe just because Getty himself needed a break- his role as Tommy Walker was scaled back in a big way. His character ran off to Mexico to “find himself” and was brought back periodically last season.
But now, Getty and his wife have reconciled. In an interview and gorgeous photo shoot for the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Getty said of the affair, “It was a very challenging time for everybody involved but I loved and missed my family too much not to make it work. Rosetta is understanding enough and spiritual enough to let us try. In a way it – I don’t know … I feel like we’re better than we’ve ever been.”
So Getty and his wife have reconciled, she has reportedly forgiven him for the whole Sienna fling and everything should be fine, right?
Maybe all is well on the home front, but according to EW.com, Getty taking a hike from Brothers and Sisters for good this season. While he’s in good company- actor Rob Lowe and actress Emily Van Camp are also leaving the show- what will the Walker family dinners be like with half the family gone?
The end of the Tommy Walker character will supposedly be explained on the September 26th Brothers and Sisters season 5 premiere, titled “The Homecoming”.
Remember when we last left the Walker family they had been involved in a multi- vehicle car wreck? Fast forward to one year later and the aftermath.
And while I don’t think the character of Tommy Walker was killed off in the car crash, I haven’t seen Getty’s face in any of the ABC promos for the upcoming season. Maybe he just went back to Mexico to find himself some more.
You can read more about the Brothers and Sisters season 5 premiere here.