On to the next chapter. Naomi Watts opened up about her split from longtime partner Liev Schreiber in a new interview over the weekend.
As previously reported, Watts, 48, and the Ray Donovan actor, 49, announced in September that they were ending their 11-year relationship. The pair are parents of sons Alexander “Sasha,” 9, and Samuel, .
“I feel I’m in a good place in my life and I want to make sure my kids are healthy, my kids are happy and things are going to go well. Those are my hopes for me and for all of us,” Watts told Australia’s Daily Telegraph on Saturday, November 26.
Watts and Schreiber began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of the romantic drama The Painted Veil. “I feel, whether you’re famous or not, transitions are scary for anybody,” Watts told the publication. “I feel like change is always scary, but that’s only because transition for anyone is new, and you wonder how things are going to go.”Watts and Schreiber have remained amicable since the breakup. The exes even sent each other well wishes on their respective birthdays.
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“Happy Birthday Sweetheart,” Schreiber commented on an Instagram throwback pic of Watts on September 28. On October 4, the Australian star posted a pic of Schreiber and their children for his big day. “Happy Birthday to this one!!” she wrote.
Taking their love offscreen! Hollywood has proven that some of the best real-life love stories between celebrity couples can blossom while on set.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds met on the set of 2011’s Green Lantern. Though the film failed to garner critical and major commercial acclaim, the one success story that came from the project was Lively and Reynolds’ relationship.
“It was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone, all that stuff, we were both single,” Reynolds said on Entertainment Weekly’s “The Jess Cagle Interview” in 2016. “We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl. That was the most awkward date for that respective party because we were just like fireworks.”
Lively and Reynolds tied the knot in 2013. They are parents of daughters James and Inez, in addition to a third daughter they welcomed in October 2019.
Meanwhile, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling crossed paths while working on 2012’s The Place Beyond the Pines. They began dating in 2011 and have since become the parents of two daughters: Esmeralda and Amada.
While Mendes and Gosling tend to keep their romance under the radar, the La La Land actor sweetly praised his longtime love during his Golden Globes acceptance speech in 2017.
“While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother [Juan Carlos Mendes] fight his battle with cancer,” he said at the time. “If she hadn’t taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So, sweetheart, thank you.”
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