Talk about a surprising and truly sad Hollywood break-up.
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have called it quits after 11 years and two sons together.
The actors confirmed the news to People on Sept. 26, sharing that, after months of consideration, “we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple.” In...not announcing but talking about this life event, the pair acknowledged that people will be curious about the relationship and its end, but asked that the press “be mindful” of their children, Sasha, 8, and 7-year-old Samuel.
It mustn’t be all acrimony for Watts and Schreiber, though.
While the star of Showtime’s Ray Donovan attended the Emmys with one of his sons, he and Watts recently did work the Venice and Toronto film festivals together, on behalf of The Bleeder, the story of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, a.k.a. The Real Rocky – and I cannot imagine they won’t get out there together, with smiles on their faces, when the time comes to really push the film as it opens in theaters.
Because, above it all, these two are professionals. You can tell.