David Thewlis and actress Anna Friel have split up after nine years together. They have one child, 5-year-old daughter Gracie.
Thewlis, 47, is best known for his role in the ‘Harry Potter’ series as Remus Lupin; Friel, 34, played Charlotte ‘Chuck’ Charles on TV series ‘Pushing Daisies.’
The Daily Mail reports the couple have been apart for the last six months due to acting commitments. A source told the newspaper, “Things have not been great for a long time and they have tried to keep this quiet to protect everyone … there are other issues at hand that have made them realize the relationship was over.”
One of the “other issues” may possibly actor Joseph Cross, 23, who Friel was spotted kissing last December. At the time Friel denied any romance an said that Cross was just a friend. Cross was Friel’s co-star in the West End play ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’
Even when Cross moved into the couple’s Hollywood home in April, Thewlis was quoted as saying, “Joseph is a good friend of mine. I have no problem with him staying at my house.”
A source close to Thewlis and Frield added: “They do care about each other very much, and the most important thing now is that they both continue to be the best parents they can be for Gracie.”