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13 December 2019 18:41

Colin Firth has split from his wife, the Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli, after 22 years of marriage.

Colin Firth and Livia Firth at the Chopard store launch in London, Monday, June 17, 2019. Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli have separated. Publicists for the couple confirmed the news in a statement to PA. Read more: Colin Firth in The Secret Garden trailer The split comes a year and a half after Italian film producer Giuggioli admitted to a relationship with a man she accused of stalking her. Colin Firth at the 'Mary Poppins Returns' premiere in London (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) More She and Firth confirmed the relationship and claimed that the man, journalist Marco Brancaccia, had continued to harass Giuggioli after the romance ended.

A statement released at the time said: "A few years ago Colin and Livia privately made the decision to separate. "During that time, Livia briefly became involved with former friend Mr Brancaccia. Read more: Love Actually stars open up about dance scene He told The Times: "We were romantically involved, she wanted to leave Colin for me. Love Actually star Firth, 59, and Giuggioli tied the knot in 1997 after they met on the set of the 1996 BBC drama Nostromo. Colin and Livia Firth have separated after 22 years of marriage.

The British actor and the Italian eco-campaigner and film producer married in 1997 and have three sons together, but they have announced they are parting ways. A statement from their publicists said: "Colin and Livia Firth have separated. Theirs is not the first high-profile separation of the year. Adele and Simon Konecki announced they were separating in April (Yui Mok/PA) Award-winning singer Adele announced in April that she and her husband of three years, Simon Konecki, had parted ways. The couple, who have a seven-year-old son, Angelo, started dating in 2011 and tied the knot in 2016.

Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend (Ian West/PA) Actress Christina Hendricks and her actor husband Geoffrey Arend were introduced by Hendricks's Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser and tied the knot in October 2009. Their separation was announced just over a decade later, in October, and a statement from the couple said: "Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner split up after more than two years together (Jennifer Graylock/PA) Following a whirlwind romance, they welcomed daughter Stormi in February last year. They were often the subject of marriage rumours, and they split in September. Jenner said she and rapper Scott are on "great terms", adding: "Our main focus right now is Stormi." Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth shocked fans by announcing their split (PA) The couple tied the knot last December but announced they were splitting up in August. Pop star Cyrus, 26, and Australian actor Hemsworth, 29, met on the set of romantic drama The Last Song in 2010 and dated on and off for nearly a decade before walking down the aisle. Following the split, Cyrus has since moved on with singer Cody Simpson while Hemsworth was spotted holding hands with actress Maddison Brown. Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter announced at the beginning of August that they were splitting up (PA) The Hills' stars split in August, a year after a wedding ceremony in Indonesia. A representative for them said: "They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward." Carter was briefly romantically linked to Cyrus after the split. Cuban-American pop star Camila Cabello and her British boyfriend Matthew Hussey split up earlier this year (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Pop star Cabello had been dating British dating coach Hussey for about 18 months, but they split up earlier this year. Following news of the break-up, Cabello urged her fans not to send "hateful" messages after Hussey's social media accounts were targeted. Cabello is now in a relationship with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. Michelle Williams split from husband Phil Elverum after less than a year of marriage (Ian West/PA) Hollywood star Michelle Williams and her husband of less than a year were revealed to have called time on their marriage in April. Williams and Phil Elverum, a musician, tied the knot in July 2018 in upstate New York, but a source close to the couple confirmed to People magazine that they had separated. It was the first marriage for the Oscar-nominated actress, who has a child with the late Heath Ledger, and the second for Elverum. 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A week after their split was revealed, Gaga shone at the Academy Awards, where she performed with her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper and picked up an Oscar for the song Shallow. Strictly Come Dancing 2018 winner Stacey Dooley and her partner of three years, Sam Tucknott, were reported to have ended their relationship in March. Shortly after her break-up with Tucknott, Dooley tweeted: "Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story. Love Island winners Jack Fincham and Dani Dyer found life after the villa difficult and ended their romance in April (Ian West/PA) Love Island 2018 champions Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham ended their romance in April, eight months after winning the reality show. Fincham announced the break-up in a post on his Instagram Story, saying "sometimes things aren't meant to be". 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She told Best magazine she had tried to salvage her third marriage with counselling, but that it failed, and "getting another divorce aged 51 is not where I thought I'd be". Jonsson married US advertising executive Monet in 2008 and they have one child together, a son named Malcolm. Lily Allen and rapper Meridian Dan split in January, three years after getting together (Ian West/PA) Lily Allen revealed in January that she had split up with rapper boyfriend Meridian Dan after three years of dating. The singer told Elizabeth Day's How To Fail podcast about her break-up from the grime artist. She said: "I'm single, for the first time since I was about 15. Colin Firth has split from his wife, the Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli, after 22 years of marriage. A joint statement from their publicists confirmed the news this afternoon. It said: "Colin and Livia Firth have separated. The Academy Award, Golden Globe and Bafta winner shares a son with former partner Meg Tilly, his co-star in the film Valmont. After they split Firth married Giuggioli in 1997. Colin and Livia were often seen together at red carpet events. In 2017 it emerged that Firth had followed in the footsteps of his children and applied for dual UK and Italian citizenship, while Livia was applying for a British passport.