Colin Firth has separated from his wife of 22 years, Livia Giuggioli.

 

AThe Oscar-winning actor and the Italian film producer are still close and will remain united in support of their two teenage sons, Luca and Matte, according to a statement from their publicist.

The family, who have dual UK and Italian citizenship, have previously spent their time between Italy and London.

The Bridget Jones star also has an older son from an earlier relationship.

The couple previously split in 2015, after Giuggioli admitted having an affair with a family friend, but later reunited.

The man, Italian journalist Marco Brancaccia, was later accused of stalking Giuggioli.

Firth, 59, has never spoken publicly about the affair.

In 2007, Giuggioli founded Eco-Age, a brand sustainability consultancy and shop in Chiswick, West London.

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Firth will next appear in Sam Mendes’ First World War film 1917, released next month in the UK.

Firth and Giuggioli have asked for privacy and say they will be making no further comments.

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