Liev Schreiber has finally broken his silence over his split from longtime partner Naomi Watts.
In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” the actor admitted that the change in his relationship scares him. However, Schreiber also maintained that despite not being together, he and Watts will still spend a lot of time together because of their kids.
“We’re parents together so we’ll be together for the rest of our lives no matter what and we’re very close,” the actor said. “Hopefully, that never changes and I don’t think it will.”
Schreiber’s comment comes a few days after Watts told The Daily Telegraph Australia that she’s also scared of the change in her life. Despite the breakup, however, the actress maintains that she’s in a “good place.”
Watts also previously said that she will remain supportive of her ex’s endeavors. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actress said she will not stop being there for her ex because he is the father of her children. Watts added that it would not be fair to not support someone who has “extraordinary talent” like Schreiber.
Schreiber and Watts were together for 11 years. In a joint statement released in September, the former couple said: “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way for us as a family is to separate as a couple. 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 two started dating in 2005. They were rumored to have gotten married in 2007, but Schreiber’s camp clarified the speculations, saying the actor was just trying to pull a prank on reporters. While they didn’t get married, they created a little family. The two share two children: Alexander and Sammy.