Thomas Middleditch and Mollie Gates call time on open marriage

Silicon Valley actor Thomas Middleditch and his wife Mollie Gates have split.

Gates filed for divorce from the 38-year-old star, citing irreconcilable differences, in court documents obtained by People. The documentation was filed on Thursday, with the date of separation listed as 22 May.

The couple wed in August, 2015, and Middleditch made headlines last year when he told Playboy he told his wife “we have to get nontraditional here” and open up the relationship.


“To her credit, instead of saying, ‘F**k you, I’m out,’ she was like, ‘Let’s figure this out.’ To be honest, swinging has saved our marriage,” Thomas said.

“We have different speeds, and we argue over it constantly, but it’s better than feeling unheard and alone and that you have to scurry in the shadows. By the way, it’s now called being ‘part of the lifestyle.’ The term swinging is old.”

Months later, the Canada native shared that he regretted revealing intimate details about his and Gates’ sex life in public.

“To be honest, it’s a thing I wish I could take back. It was poor execution. But I’ve learned to keep things a little more close to the chest. It was a painful (learning experience), to be honest,” he said on the Daily Beast’s The Last Laugh podcast in April.