Monday 20 November 2017

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald separates from Travis musician husband Dougie Payne

Actress Kelly Macdonald and her husband Dougie Payne attend the season three premiere of HBO's show
Actress Kelly Macdonald and her husband Dougie Payne attend the season three premiere of HBO's show "Boardwalk Empire" in New York, September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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Actress Kelly Macdonald has separated from her musician husband Dougie Payne.

The Scottish star's publicist, Craig Bankey, confirmed that the couple had split in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday and asked that their privacy was respected during this tough time.

Bankey added that Kelly and her Travis bassist partner had called it quits several months ago but have been trying to keep the news under the radar for the sake of their children, Freddie Peter, nine, and four-year-old Theodore William.

In spite of the breakup, the pair are focusing on being a united front in raising their children and had been working hard to ensure the boys were not affected in any way.

Trainspotting 2 premiere – Edinburgh
Trainspotting 2 premiere – Edinburgh

Kelly and Dougie, who married in 2003, have always tried to keep their family life out of the limelight. When Theodore was born in 2013, they exceeded Scotland's 21-day legal limit for registering a baby's birth in an apparent bid to keep the news to themselves.

Kelly, who is known for her roles in movies such as Trainspotting, Gosford Park, Intermission and Nanny McPhee, hasn't let the split affect her professional life.

The 41-year-old will next be seen on the silver screen in big-budget movie Holmes and Watson, which also stars Will Ferrell, Hugh Laurie, and Ralph Fiennes.

She will also be appearing alongside Margot Robbie in Goodbye Christopher Robin, a behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne.

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