The season of breakups has evidently embraced Hollywood. Following the footsteps of Brangelina, another celebrity couple to part their ways is Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. The power couple of Hollywood has decided to part ways after dating for 11 long years.
The shocking news of Watts and Schreiber’s separation came yesterday, Monday, when the two released an official statement in this regard. They announced their split in an emotional statement.
“Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship. While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy,” Entertainment Tonight quoted the couple’s statement.
The duo has two kids together, 9-year-old Alexander Sasha and 7-year-old Samuel. The breakup came as a shocker for all as no signs of separation were seen. The couple first started going out in 2005. The British actress never married the X-Men Origins: Wolverine actor Schreiber despite years of their relationship. Interestingly, not many people are aware that she was previously in a relationship with actor Heath Ledger.
The couple was last seen together at the Toronto Film Festival premiere earlier this month. They were present on the screening of their new boxing drama The Bleeder. This was their second outing this month as they were previously spotted at the Venice Film Festival. The couple looked madly in love with each other at the festival and Schreiber even referred to her as his talented and beautiful partner-in-crime.
The exact reason behind their split is still unclear. From the looks of it, the couple can be expected to maintain an amicable relationship and might even go on to work together again. Nothing much has been reported about who will get the custody of their children.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber