BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Scottish Hollywood actor, James McAvoy and his English wife, Anne-Marie Duff have formally announced that they will be getting a divorce.
Rumours have been rife about their distressed marital life and now the couple has confirmed them.
They released a joint statement saying,
“It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce. We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son. We ask that you respect our, and most importantly , our child’s privacy during this time.”
The estranged couple met on the set of TV comedy Shameless and got married on October 18, 2006. They have a son together, Brendan who was born in 2010.
James McAvoy plays the role of Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) in soon to premiere X-Men Apocalypse.
Meanwhile, some hours ago, the 37-year-old actor was spotted getting cosy with a co-star, Alexandra Shipp who plays Storm in the same movie.
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