Calling it quits: Another one bites the dust

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber part ways after 11 years together

News Desk September 27, 2016
Watts and Schreiber star in boxing drama The Bleeder together. PHOTO: FILE

It is beginning to seem like Hollywood couples simply cannot catch a break. The world was still reeling from the unprecedented divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and less than a week after that, The Ring star Naomi Watts and her partner of 11 years, Ray Donovan actor Liev Schreiber announced their split on Monday, reported Reuters.

Although they never married, Watts, 47, and Schreiber, 48, had been together since 2005. “The best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple,” read an official statement issued by the estranged 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.”

The actors also asked for privacy for the sake of their two young sons, nine-year-old Pete and seven-year-old Samuel ‘Sammy’ Kai. “While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy,” they said, in the statement.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight back in March, Watts spoke of the challenges her and Schreiber’s hectic work schedules presented when it came to making time for their children. “There are days where you feel like you are supermom, doing really well and have got it handled,” she admitted. “Then there are days where you are like, ‘Ah! I can’t do this!’ It’s like any working mom, I think. It’s a balance.”

Watts and Schreiber will soon be seen together in the upcoming boxing drama The Bleeder. Schreiber will also star in Broadway production entitled Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2016.

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