The beloved Hollywood couple Naomi Watts and Jewish actor Liev Schreiber are apparently splitting up after 11 years together. The couple made a joint statement to Page Six:
“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.”
According to The Post, the split is so amicable that the couple won’t be involving lawyers. According to “a source” (which I’m always skeptical about, but hey), they want to put their kids first:
“They split because she wants to travel the world making movies and attending film festivals and red carpets, but he is a New Yorker and just wants to settle with their kids.
Both are great parents and will do what is best for their kids. They get on so well that friends are saying they wouldn’t be surprised if they got back together.”
48-year-old Schreiber and 47-year-old Watts never officially wed but share two children, Alexander Pete Schreiber, 8, and Samuel Kai Schreiber, 7. Recently, the pair have been promoting the new film they co-star in, “The Bleeder,” a boxing drama about heavyweight champion Chuck Wepner.