End of the road for Dawn French and Lenny Henry

Wednesday April 7, 2010

Comedy couple Dawn French and Lenny Henry have called time on their 25-year marriage, it has been revealed.

In a statement, a spokesman for the comedians said the couple made the decision six months ago but had continued to live together in "constant discussion".

The couple's split is "entirely amicable", he added.

Lenny, 51, and Dawn, 52, married in 1984 and have an 18-year-old daughter called Billie.

The statement issued on Tuesday night read: "Lenny Henry and Dawn French are sad to announce they have decided to separate after 25 years of marriage.

"They made the decision last October and since then have been living together in constant, open and honest discussion.

"The separation is entirely amicable and they fully intend to maintain their close friendship. Their priority is to commit to the future joint parenting of their daughter.

"They ask that the media respects the privacy of their family. No further comment will be made."

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