Oh no! Another showbiz marriage bites the dust.
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are filing for divorce after nearly a decade of marriage. The Scottish actor, 37, and the English actress, 45, released a joint statement through their PR reps to announce their divorce.
The statement reads, “It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce. We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son. We ask that you respect our and, most importantly, our child’s privacy during this time.”
McAvoy and Duff first met on the set of UK series “Shameless” in 2004, playing onscreen love birds Steve McBride and Fiona Gallagher. The couple have kept their relationship relatively out of the spotlight ever since they tied the knot in a private, low-key ceremony in October 2006.
Although the couple has decided to call it quits, both McAvoy and Duff hope to remain friends and co-parent their only child, Brendan, who was born in 2010. Adamant on protecting their son’s privacy, Brendan’s birth date was never released to the media, and the “X-Men: Apocalypse” actor has never talked about their son in interviews.
The pair was recently spotted deep in discussion outside of their London home shortly before news of their split hit the internet. They may look deep in thought but the 2 seemed pretty at ease with one another with McAvoy casually leaning against the wall with his arms crossed as Duff is seen holding a cycling helmet while adjusting her hair.
We don’t know about you guys but we’re pretty shocked that the Brits have decided to call it quits.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will be released in Malaysia on 19th May 2016.