That was sure fast!
Men actor James McAvoy and his wife Ann Marie-Duff made a shock announcement this week, issuing a joint statement to confirm they are getting a divorce after almost a decade of marriage.
— India Today Showbiz (@Showbiz_IT) May 14, 2016
“It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce,’ the pair said in a joint statement.
“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.”
And less than a week on, McAvoy has already been linked to his co-star Alexandra Shipp.
JAMES MCAVOY & THE LOVELY ALEXANDRA SHIPP AT THE LONDON PREMIER OF X-MEN APOCALYPSE pic.twitter.com/yPRcNpykur
— Smitten with McAvoy (@JamesySmitten) May 10, 2016
According to reports in the Mirror, McAvoy has been open with castmates about his rocky relationship, while a connection with his Shipp was obvious on set.
“It’s no great secret how they’ve got close. James has been quite open among the cast and crew that his marriage was over – and it seems he has struck up a friendship with Alex since then,” they told Mirror.
‘It’s been the source of some gossip among those connected to the film – but they’ve kept things low key.”