The 'Crown' actress has announced she and her 40-year-old actor husband - with whom she has two-year-old daughter Ivy Rose - have decided to call an end to their marriage after almost four years.
In a joint statement, they said: ''We have separated and have been for some time. We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another.''
The pair - who met in 2011 during filming for 'Season of the Witch' and married three years later in 2014 - have yet to give a reason for their split, but a source has claimed the former couple are keeping things ''civilised''.
The insider told The Sun newspaper: ''After seven years together this came as a real shock to many of their friends, but they're lovely people and are determined to keep everything civilised.''
Claire, 33, and Stephen's decision to split comes just one month after it was revealed the 'Bank Job' actor had been forced to undergo surgery in 2016 when a benign tumour on his pituitary gland, at the base of the brain, whilst Claire was busy filming for Netflix drama 'The Crown'.
Stephen admitted the scare put his family through hell and back, and he also shared how he wrote a letter just in case he didn't make it through the operation.
Speaking in January, he said: ''You realise you're not the most important person in that process, and everybody who loves you goes through far worse.
''My daughter didn't know what was going on at all. But my family did and I could see it in them.''
He added: ''There are certain things that you make sure you've done before you go into surgery.
''You write a letter. But it's all very much on the off chance that something did go wrong, because every part of you is saying that nothing will. 'Waking up and being told the operation had gone well was understandably a huge relief.''
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