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.