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Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber Split After 11 Years Together

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber Split After 11 Years Together

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have announced that they are separating after 11 years as a couple, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.

“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,” Naomi and Liev said in a joint statement. “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.”

Naomi and Liev are not married, but they have been a couple since 2005. They are the parents of two sons – Sasha, 9, and Samuel, 7.

Just two weeks ago, the couple stepped out together to attend the premiere of their new movie The Bleeder at the Toronto Film Festival. They also did press at the Venice Film Festival earlier in the month.

Liev attended the Emmys one week ago as a nominee without Naomi at his side. He instead took his son Sasha as his date.

The news was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.

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  • Just Saying

    I bet on John Krasinski and Emily Blunt next.

  • shoes4life

    What the hell!! Now, how do I get in touch with Ray, Ray?

  • rihanna

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z next.

  • pamplemousse

    Not surprised. I don’t think there are any happily married people or satisfied long term couples. It fades away eventually. It’s better to separate or divorce than stay with someone you can’t stand or no longer want to be with and create an unsavory environment for your children.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Nope.. I’m at it like a rabbit, 20 years married. It exists. Sad for them.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    He’s always seemed like a real asshole, high maintenance emotionally, and a real handful.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Or that smug cow Olivia Wilde and her husband nobody can remember the name of.

  • Delores Pauldo

    Hayden and Rachel next

  • Delores Pauldo

    Hayden and Rachel next hasn’t seen them together at all lately here on just Jared

  • lala mood

    THIS IS KILLING ME

  • lala mood

    THIS IS KILLING ME

  • Esoteric11

    Who???

  • Esoteric11

    Noway, those two are still in love. It shows.

  • jane

    another woman suckered into the ‘marriage is just a paper’ nonsense for 11 years

  • mija288

    You’re making a seriously sexist leap assuming she wanted legal when maybe neither did or he did and she didn’t.

  • Gina

    No, don’t Liev!

  • Do Tell

    It’s not the institution, it’s the people. Half of these celebrities aren’t even marrying first or marrying at all. It seems it’s mostly the guys holding out and then the women decide to have babies, hoping children will cement the relationships or lead the men to the altar.

    The Spielbergs, The Beattys, The Hanks, Sting & Trudie, Prince Charles and his true love, Camilla… I think these long-terms will make it to the end… I hope.

    Btw, always believed Liev and Naomi would never marry.

  • Jezza

    This gives me the sads. I really liked them together. Low key and not attention whores, not constantly trotting out their kids for publicity. The year started out with celebrity deaths, now breakups. 2016 is not the year to be a celebrity!!

  • lucy

    A really sweet couple I have always liked together. I hope everything goes very smoothly for their sweet little boys and they are hurt as little as humanely possible.

    Naomi is the most beautiful 47 year old woman in Hollywood, that’s not even debatable. She looks more than a decade younger than her age and you can tell she doesn’t do anything major to her face, which I like. She has aged beautifully and naturally. Such a contrast to someone such as Aniston who is the same age and does nothing but spend all her time and money on trying to look young. Aniston looks every single one of her years and more, the tanning, the smoking, the drinking has really taken a toll on Aniston, and she has never been a beauty even when she was young.

    I like Liev too, he was very good with Angie in Salt, a lot of chemistry between the two, very good casting, and did a great job. I’ve seen Ray Donavan a few times and he’s very good in that role, too.

    This makes me very sad to know they are parting, but it seems to be what they both want. They have always been very good parents, hands on parents, and I do not see that changing.

  • lucy

    The Spielberg’s and the Hank”s both got together through having extramarital affairs. Just thought I’d remind people that sometimes the person they married first was not who they were meant to be with.

  • laura

    So sad!

  • laura

    I see what you mean and mostly agree, but after Gwen and Gavin and Brad and Angie, Naomi and Liev were another couple that I thought was one of the exceptions!

  • laura

    I find Naomi very beautiful too, but I had noticed in the past few months that she looked skinnier and possibly like she aged a lot lately. It must have been the stress! Sad!

  • lucy

    They are no names.

  • HG

    Awe I loved them together so sad ! But Ray Donovan is my man and he’s on the market ladies .

  • jane

    it’s more a general statement, not just about her. men have brainwashed women into thinking they don’t want marriage. GENERALLY, men don’t want marriage after a certain point and women hang around hoping it’ll happen anyway. fewer women are willing to shack up… it’s not me, it’s fact

  • Do Tell

    That’s true and I don’t believe in having affairs, but many times people marry young or before they know themselves and what they truly want in life and in a mate. Then when they come across that “special person,” they feel it deeply and it’s solid. It’s powerful.

  • Do Tell

    I just saw old footage of Naomi and Liev on TV. It appears that Naomi practically “threw” herself at Liev when they got together. Imo, a woman should never do that to a man. I know Liev cared deeply for Naomi, but I always got the vibe that he was more “comfortable” but not madly in love with her. It’s too bad because she seems to be such a sweet lady.

  • Do Tell

    I have to disagree about Jennifer Aniston. It’s true she was never a “beauty,” but for her age, she’s not bad. She looks better than I thought she would. And trying to take care of yourself is commendable. We all age, so it catches up to everyone sooner or later. Most of us women will end up looking like hags if we live long enough.

    It’s possible that on TV commercials, Aniston looks better than she does in person, but she’s still not bad. She is almost 50 yrs old and I’ve seen many women her age and younger who look much worse. Whatever she’s done to her face, it looks natural. It’s not drastic. She also looks healthy.

  • Do Tell

    I noticed that also about Naomi, and I know it looks like the split is amicable, but I doubt it. I think Liev is ready to be free again.

  • Do Tell

    I think Blunt got a great guy in Krasinski. If anything is stressing them, it’s the kids. Children definitely cool the romance, even while they bond a couple.

  • laura

    I don’t think she “threw herself at him”. After all they stayed together -what?-12 years? That’s a lot for it to be just one directional…

  • Do Tell

    I was being too vague. In the footage, they were talking about when they got together. From what Liev revealed, Naomi basically told him to “come to mama.” She made a direct move on him. She had probably been attracted to him before they started dating.

    Liev had very kind words for Naomi and I’m sure he ended up having love for her. She seems so good and maybe she was the right woman to mother his children…. I can’t pretend to know. I’m just speculating like everyone else here. However, I did always have a feeling they would never marry and probably break up.

    Not referring to Liev and Naomi, but some couples will live together for a long time, never marry, break up and then one will quickly marry the next person they get involved with. How many times have we seen that happen, you know?

    Also I believe sometimes people don’t get married because they are not faithful and they can always tell themselves, “But I’m not married to him or her” to keep from feeling too guilty.

  • laura

    Yeah, I hears how they got together. She made the first move but that may simply mean that they had different characters: he was more shy and dhe was extroverted. :) I really think that after a 11 years relationship it doesn’t mean that one had no real feelings. Liev said that he was embarassed and awkward, but still starstruck with her from the beginning.

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