Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock have officially announced that they will be filing for divorce – the pair have been together for six years.
The announced the split to concerned fans on Instagram where they both posted the same statements yesterday (19th August, 2019.) They have assured fans that they will be maintaining their friendship in order to co-parent their children – Pip, 3 and Margot who is just 19 months old.
Sam wrote in the post, “Laura and I have decided to legally separate. We will move forward with nothing but love, friendship and a deep respect for one another whilst we continue to raise our family together. We won’t be commenting on this further. Thank you in advance for your support and respecting our privacy at this time.”
The pair met at an audition for My Week With Marilyn. The pair began dating in 2011 and married two years later in July of 2013. Claflin mentioned in an interview that it was love at first sight and he knew that he was going to marry her from the moment he laid eyes on her.
He said, “I walked into an audition room, I saw her and I knew. I’m not kidding for the life of me. She was reading in for a part and it’s my fourth free call. I’ve done previously three auditions with this other girl reading and this girl walked in and I walked out the audition, couldn’t care less if I got the part.I called my agent, I said, ‘Mate, I am in love’. He’s like, ‘How did the audition go, mate?’ I was like, ‘No, no, you don’t understand. I have just met the woman I want to marry.”