It’s a love story that is now a thing of the past … Simon Baker and his wife Rebecca Rigg have decided to separate in April 2020 after 29 years of relationship. The 51-year-old actor and his ex-girlfriend announced their official separation via a statement given to People magazine: “We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important thing in our lives,” they said. know.
The former lovebirds met in the late 90s on the set of the Australian series E Street. Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg were then married in 1998 twice, on a beach in California and then in Australia. The two together had three children: 27-year-old Stella, 22-year-old Claude and 19-year-old Harry. In 2012, the actor who is discreet about his intimate and personal life had indulged in some confidences about his relationship: “At first glance, we are very different. I am a field rat, she a city rat, she is very determined while I’m cooler … But ultimately, we are complementary. ”
Simon Baker and his partner, a “team” above all
In 2018, Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. For the occasion, the star of The Mentalist had confided in People magazine and explained that he and his wife never celebrated their wedding anniversary: ”We have never really been up to it. Birthdays are a weird thing, isn’t it? I think we put too much pressure on it. It’s not like that with us. We’re a team. Most of the time, 99% of the time, we’re from very good friends, no need to tag him with big things. ” Then the actor added: “When you put too much pressure on something, everything gets a bit cut off and you don’t feel like you are yourself. And I think the most important thing in our relationship is that we are both able to be ourselves. I think that’s probably the most important thing in most relationships, isn’t it? ”
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