Celebrity Breaks Ups
It’s been a sad week for comedy, with some of the most famous comedians ending their long term relationships. It has been announced that after 25 years of marriage, Lenny Henry and Dawn French are separating. Together, they have been the King and Queen of comedy in the UK, remaining in the public eye since their marriage in 1984.
The news came this morning as their spokesperson, Neil Reading, released a statement. The pair apparently decided to break up back in October 2009, but have since been living together amicably to organise the details of the separation. The couple have once adopted daughter, Billie; it must have been a household full of laughs!
Henry and French first met in 1980 when Lenny became involved in the sketch group organised by Dawn, called ‘the Comic Strip’. The couple went on to independently become two of the most successful names in UK comedy; Lenny Henry had a show that aired for 10 years throughout the 1980s, and Dawn French starred in ‘French and Saunders’ and ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, both of which were hugely popular.
Cracks started to show in 1999 when Henry was accused of having an affair with an Australian receptionist, and he was also accused of harassing strippers when on holiday in Tenerife. After that he checked himself into celebrity rehab clinic ‘The Priory’, but the comedy veterans remained united.
If a couple like this cannot make it work, our Warwick Avenue escorts are beginning to lose faith in true love! We really all thought that this marriage was built to last.
In other news today, American comedy actor Jim Carey has announced on Twitter that he and his girlfriend of 5 years, ex Playboy model Jenny McCarthy, are parting ways. They seemed to be completely loved up just 2 months ago, when Jim commissioned a plane to spell out their initials in the sky on Valentine’s Day. However, this break up also sounds amicable with both parties declaring it so their Twitter accounts. Carey has a daughter called Jane, who McCarthy has said she will remain committed to, and also said that Jim will always be a “leading man in my heart”.
If only all break ups were as friendly as these examples; perhaps we should all find a comedy genius to shack up with to avoid any bitter ends!