- Title: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts split - reports
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 28, 2016) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** WATTS AND SCHREIBER ON RED CARPET FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 11, 2015) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) WATTS AND SCHREIBER ON RED CARPET FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES
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- Keywords: Naomi Watts Liev Schreiber couple split relationship statement
- Location: VENICE, ITALY; LOS ANGELES/BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- City: VENICE, ITALY; LOS ANGELES/BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA00351CALOT
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- Story Text: Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are splitting up after 11 years together, the couple said in a statement on Monday.
Watts, 47, and Schreiber, 48, said 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," they said, asking for privacy for their two young sons.
Their separation follows on the heels of Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's sudden divorce announcement last week.
Australian actress Watts, who has been nominated for two Oscars, and Schreiber, the star of "Ray Donovan," have been involved since 2005 and have never been married. Watts had previously dated Australian actor Heath Ledger.
Watts and Schreiber star together in the upcoming boxing drama "The Bleeder." Schreiber will also star on Broadway in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," opening next month, in which he plays a promiscuous Frenchman.
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