Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts' split comes as a low key and unexpected surprise to many.
The curse of 2016 follows Hollywood yet again and for many, the couple that was most beautiful in the most loving way, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts announced that they are calling it quits on their 11 years long relationship.
In a joint statement, the actors gave this message of their split to the world, "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.
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, according to People.
While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy." The couple have two sons together Alexander (Sasha) Pete Schreiber, 8, and Samuel Kai Schreiber, 7.
It comes as a shock because the couple always looked to be so much in love. We all know how they met as Live detailed the story of 2005 at a Met Gala after party where they met and the next day when they decided to be in a relationship.
They also gave everyone titbits of their lives as a couple and as a family, restoring our faith in healthy Hollywood families. However, the gruelling schedules of both the actors and their limited family time put strain on their marriage and sources claim that the split was a long time coming.
They still remain great friends and they will be handling the co-parenting thing together as well. Liev has confessed that he wants his children to be their first priority and that is what they will be focusing on.