It is about for Downton Abbey alum Hugh Bonneville and spouse Lulu Williams. A rep for the actor announced their break up on Sunday, October 1.
“I can verify that Hugh Bonneville and Lulu Williams have divided,” Bonneville’s spokesperson told The Sunlight. Us Weekly has reached out for comment.
The information of his separation arrives just 1 week just after he appeared at Downton costar Michelle Dockery‘s wedding ceremony. Though Dockery, 41, exchanged marriage ceremony bands with Jasper Waller-Bridge at the star-studded London ceremony on September 23, Bonneville, 59, significantly attended with out a date nor his very own ring.
Williams and Bonneville tied the knot in November 1998 and share a person son, Felix, 20.
“Lulu’s priority has been to be a bedrock for Felix and me and I’m completely indebted to her,” Bonneville explained to the Everyday Mail in 2011. “Felix was extended looked for and we’re incredibly blessed to have him.”
Prior to turning into mother and father, Williams and the Paddington actor met as small children. They fell out of contact right until Bonneville’s mother reconnected them. “Lulu was functioning a marquee business … my mother rang her to seek the services of some chairs or something and said, ‘Do you try to remember Hugh?’ and that was how we reconnected,” he explained to BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” in 2016. “It did infuriate me that I experienced to give total credit to my mum for reintroducing us.”
It wasn’t very long just after reconnecting that Bonneville understood they had a particular connection. “I experienced girlfriends, but settling down was the final point on my thoughts,” Bonneville instructed the Daily Mail. “Then you meet up with someone and feel, “This is the particular person I want to be with.”
He additional, “We had a shared heritage. That assists when you’re in it for the lengthy haul.”
Williams, for her part, mentioned that Bonneville’s mounting star did not have an affect on her. “I really don’t observe girls fawning over him — even though I know everyone talks about it,” Williams informed the Day by day Mail in Oct 2012 amid Downton Abbey’s prosperous operate. “Don’t forget about we fulfilled as young adults and have a ton of heritage. We’re not fazed by the glitz of the showbusiness world. We are just house-loving individuals and don’t make a routine of hanging out at celeb parties.”
The duo reportedly celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2018 by renewing their vows in Las Vegas at the famed Graceland Chapel.
They very last went on a public outing alongside one another in April at The Tomorrow Gala for the Aged Vic in London.