Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock reveal they have SPLIT after six years of marriage... as the actor admits they have 'nothing but love, friendship and a deep respect for one another'
- The actors, both 33, told fans they plan to 'move forward with nothing but love, friendship and deep respect'
- The couple said they will 'continue to raise their family together' and co-parent son Pip, three, and daughter Margot, 19 months
- The couple met in 2011 at an audition and claimed it was love at first sight, with the Peaky Blinders star declaring he knew he wanted to marry 'perfect' Laura
- Sam and Laura wed in 2013 after two years together and Sam described getting married as 'easily one of the greatest achievements'
Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock have separated after six years of marriage and eight years together.
The actors, both 33, told fans they plan to 'move forward with nothing but love, friendship and deep respect' as they confirmed the split via joint statements on their respective Instagram pages on Monday.
The couple said they will 'continue to raise their family together' and co-parent son Pip, three, and daughter Margot, 19 months.
Going their separate ways: Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock revealed on Monday they have SPLIT after six years of marriage
Sam wrote on Instagram: '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. Both of us x'
At the same time, Laura also published an exact replica of the statement on her social media.
The couple first met back in 2011 at an audition and claimed it was love at first sight, with the Peaky Blinders star declaring he knew he wanted to marry 'perfect' Laura the moment he clapped eyes on her.
Statement: In a statement shared on Instagram, the actor admitted they have 'nothing but love, friendship and a deep respect for one another', and Laura posted the same message
Happier times: The Pirates of the Caribbean star met wife Laura in 2011 and Sam claimed it was love at first sight, as he said in October 2015 'My wife, Laura, is undoubtedly my best friend'
Sam said in October 2015: 'My wife, Laura, is undoubtedly my best friend. We met at an audition for My Week with Marilyn and there was an instant spark.
'We found out we had the same agent and then bumped into each other the next morning at [a London Underground] station.
'I didn't know anything about her other than that her name was Laura, she was very attractive and she seemed lovely.
'But I went home, woke my friend up at 7am and said, "I just met the girl I want to marry. I love this girl like, I love her. She's perfect.'
Back then: Laura tracked Sam down on Facebook, four months after their first meeting
The Hunger Games star previously described Laura as his 'female counterpart' and said she was only the second woman he had ever loved after his mother.
He explained: 'How do I know that she's the one? She's my female counterpart is the best way to describe her. She is my mum.
'She reminds me of my mum so much which I think—a guy will know, right? It’s important. Your mum knows like everything.
'She has a lot of very similarities but at the same time she’s very different and the elements that she’s different from my mum, she’s me.
'My mum being the first woman I ever loved obviously and is now the second woman I’ve ever loved probably is [Laura].'
The couple wed in 2013 after two years together and Sam described getting married as 'easily one of the greatest achievements'.
He told British Glamour in 2014: 'Getting married was easily one of the greatest achievements of the past 12 months.
'To have a wife with such wondrous, creative imagination, who planned every inch of it, made the day all the more special. Every five seconds I find myself falling harder and deeper in love with her.'
Sam previously admitted he would happily 'give up acting to be a full-time dad'.
Proud parents: The couple shares a three-year-old son Pip and 19-month-old daughter named Margot who they plan to co-parent