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It’s over for Downton Abbey alum Hugh Bonneville and spouse Lulu Williams. A rep for the actor introduced their cut up on Sunday, October 1.
“I can affirm that Hugh Bonneville and Lulu Williams have separated,” Bonneville’s spokesperson instructed The Solar. Us Weekly has reached out for remark.
The information of his separation comes only one week after he appeared at Downton costar Michelle Dockery‘s wedding ceremony. Whereas Dockery, 41, exchanged wedding ceremony bands with Jasper Waller-Bridge on the star-studded London ceremony on September 23, Bonneville, 59, noticeably attended with no date nor his personal ring.
Williams and Bonneville tied the knot in November 1998 and share one son, Felix, 20.
“Lulu’s precedence has been to be a bedrock for Felix and me and I’m fully indebted to her,” Bonneville instructed the Every day Mail in 2011. “Felix was lengthy appeared for and we’re very blessed to have him.”
Previous to changing into dad and mom, Williams and the Paddington actor met as kids. They fell out of contact till Bonneville’s mom reconnected them. “Lulu was operating a marquee firm … my mom rang her to rent some chairs or one thing and mentioned, ‘Do you keep in mind Hugh?’ and that was how we reconnected,” he instructed BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” in 2016. “It did infuriate me that I needed to give full credit score to my mum for reintroducing us.”
It wasn’t lengthy after reconnecting that Bonneville realized that they had a particular connection. “I had girlfriends, however settling down was the very last thing on my thoughts,” Bonneville instructed the Every day Mail. “You then meet somebody and suppose, “That is the individual I need to be with.”
He added, “We had a shared historical past. That helps if you’re in it for the lengthy haul.”
Williams, for her half, mentioned that Bonneville’s rising star didn’t have an effect on her. “I don’t discover girls fawning over him — though I do know everyone talks about it,” Williams instructed the Every day Mail in October 2012 amid Downton Abbey’s profitable run. “Don’t neglect we met as youngsters and have numerous historical past. We’re not fazed by the glitz of the showbusiness world. We’re simply home-loving individuals and don’t make a behavior of hanging out at superstar events.”
The duo reportedly celebrated their twentieth anniversary in 2018 by renewing their vows in Las Vegas on the well-known Graceland Chapel.
They final went on a public outing collectively in April at The Tomorrow Gala for the Outdated Vic in London.