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Naomi Watts, Liev Schrieber split post 11-year-romance

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 12:10 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 27 (ANI): The September month of 2016 could not get any sultrier as a good number of Hollywood and music stars head for splitville.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split up after eleven years as one of Hollywood's most enduring couples, reports People magazine.

In a joint statement to the magazine, the former couple is reported to have announced their breakup.

"Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple," the statement read.

"It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship," the couple continued in their statement, "While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy."

Together, the 'The Bleeder' stars have two children, Alexander (Sasha) Pete Schreiber and seven-year-old Samuel Kai Schreiber.

Before the start of the awards season, the couple was all smiles on the carpet of the Venice Film Festival promoting 'The Bleeder,' where they star as husband and wife. (ANI)