Billie Piper and Laurence Fox confirm they have split after nine years of marriage
Billie Piper and Laurence Fox have split after nine years of marriage.
The 37-year-old actor has confirmed he and the singer-turned-actress have gone their separate ways and insisted there were 'no third parties involved' in their separation.
A post on his official Facebook account made on Wednesday evening read: 'Laurence Fox and Billie Piper have separated. No third parties are involved.
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It's over: Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox have confirmed they have split after nine years of marriage
'For the sake of our family we request and appeal for space and privacy at this time'
Billie and Laurence tied the knot in 2007 and have two sons Winston, seven and Eugene, three, together.
Just this month, Laurence described his 'perfect evening' was cosying up next to Billie, watching the TV and tucking into some homemade food, and praised her cooking skills.
Long-term love: Billie, 33, and Laurence, 37, tied the knot in 2007 and have two sons together
When asked what his ideal night in was by The Daily Express, he said: 'Sitting next to my wife, watching telly, taking it easy with a glass of wine and a Thai chilli and basil stir-fry chicken.
'That's one of my signature dishes, so I cook it. But she's a great cook, too.'
In February this year, Billie, 33 supported Laurence at the press night of production The Patriotic Traitor at London's Park Theatre.
Shock news: The separation was announced on Laurence's official Facebook page
The shocking news of the split comes a day after Billie was pictured out in London cutting a decidedly sombre figure.
The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl star looked upset as she chatted on the phone while walking through the street alone.
The couple had always appeared strong, with Lewis actor Laurence regularly gushing over his wife in interviews.
Feeling low: On Tuesday, Billie was pictured looking sad while engaging in a phone conversation in London
In one such chat with The Mirror in 2010, he didn't hold back in revealing how he fell immediately for the former pop star, who became a household name at the age of 15 with her smash hit single Because We Want To.
When questioned about if he believed in love and first sight, he replied: 'Yes. It absolutely happened when I met Bill.
'We were in a rehearsal room and I knew there and then she was the one for me.'
Billie and Laurence married in 2007, a year after they met when they performed together in a stage production of Christopher Hampton's Treats.
Always smitten: Lewis actor Laurence never held back in discussion his passion for his wife in interviews, and they never shied away from a PDA
Sad news: Billie and Laurence tied the knot on New Year's Eve 2007, in a low-key ceremony in West Sussex at a local church
Their low-key wedding was held on New Year's Eve at Mary's Church in Eastbourne, West Sussex near their home.
The actress was also famed for her marriage to presenter Chris Evans, to whom she tied the knot in 2001 after a six-month romance.
Their relationship was a controversial one at the time: she was just 19 years old when she married Chris, who was 35 at the time.
They split in 2004 and finally divorced in 2007, just months before she made it official with Laurence, and they have remained close friends.
Friendly with the ex: Billie's other famous marriage was with Chris Evans - she was 19 and he was 35 when they married in 2001
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