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David Walliams gets quickie divorce from model wife


David Walliams and Lara Stone

David Walliams and Lara Stone

David Walliams and Lara Stone

Actor David Walliams has divorced his wife Lara Stone.

The 44-year-old, who is best known for his comedy partnership with Matt Lucas, was granted the divorce after a brief hearing in a London court.

The order in the undefended petition for divorce was granted on the grounds of the "unreasonable behaviour" of 31-year-old Stone, the mother of the couple's two-year-old son Alfred.

Court papers made public said that the behaviour of model Stone, who married Walliams in 2010, was "continuing".

Walliams, who brought the proceedings under his real name of Williams, and Stone began a trial separation in March. They were the last on a list of 21 couples to be granted "quickie" divorces yesterday┬┤w.

The couple got married in 2010 at a ceremony in London's Claridge's hotel.

In December 2012, they announced Dutch model Stone was pregnant with their first child. She had their son, Alfred, in May 2013.

Walliams made a name for himself alongside Lucas in the BBC One comedy sketch show, Little Britain. He went on to become a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent.