Monday 22 January 2018

David Walliams and former wife Lara Stone fight over assets in High Court

David Walliams and Lara Stone
David Walliams and Lara Stone

Comedian David Walliams and his ex-wife Lara Stone are embroiled in a High Court fight over money.

The pair's five-year marriage was drawn to a close by a family court judge more than a year ago.

Now a High Court judge is analysing arguments about the division of assets.

Mr Justice MacDonald began considering evidence at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London on Monday.

He said the media could name Walliams and Stone - who were both in court - and report that a trial was taking place.

But he said no detail of evidence aired at the hearing - which is due to continue on Tuesday - could be revealed.

Walliams, 45, is best known for his comedy partnership with Matt Lucas.

Model Stone, 32, who was born in the Netherlands, recently played herself in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Judge Heather MacGregor drew the marriage to a close in September 2015 - when she granted a decree nisi at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London.

Walliams had launched divorce proceedings and paperwork showed that he had complained about Stone's ''unreasonable behaviour''.

They had married in 2010 at a ceremony at Claridge's hotel in London.

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 the ITV show Britain's Got Talent and has released a number of children's books.

The website says Stone was discovered aged 12 and participated in the Elite Model Look competition when 15.

A website biography says she became the "primary choice for editorials and advertising campaigns" after signing with the IMG agency a decade ago.

Press Association

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