After two seasons of dealing with the insufferable Philip as her on-screen husband on Netflix's The Crown, actress Claire Foy deserves a robust romantic life outside of the show. Alas, that seems not to have been the case, as Foy and her husband Stephen Campbell-Moore released a joint statement on Thursday announcing that they have separated.
"We have separated and have been for some time. We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another," the couple wrote. This news comes not long after Campbell-Moore announced that he was undergoing surgery for his second brain tumor in a decade just as Foy was beginning to film season two of The Crown. ("They told me that it was a lot more dangerous this time, that there were a lot more potential problems. And then suddenly I was like: ‘Oh God, this is really killing me,'" Campbell-Moore told the Telegraph in September.)
Campbell-Moore met Foy when they were co-stars in Foy's first film, 2011's Season of the Witch. They married in 2014, and next year brought along not only Foy's role as Queen Elizabeth, but also the couple's daughter, Ivy Rose, who's now two years old.
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Fortunately, Campbell-Moore's tumor turned out to be benign, and things for both him and Foy seem to have returned to normal. Of course, for Foy, 33, normal has come to mean extremely successful; now that she's passed on her award-winning role of Queen Elizabeth to Olivia Colman, her next on-screen romance will be with none other than Ryan Gosling, who plays Neil Armstrong in their upcoming film First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle. She's also set to take over from Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, starring in the upcoming The Girl in the Spider's Web—her first blockbuster role to date.