Aussie acting royalty Guy Pearce has confirmed his split from wife Kate Mestitz after 18 years of marriage.
“We’ve both grown enormously through our relationship, but sadly, the time has come to part ways,” The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert actor confirmed to Daily Mail Australia today.
Guy’s publicist also added that the pair actually separated as far back as January this year, but that there is absolutely no bad blood between two.
Guy explained, “Kate and I will always love and support one another and be the best of friends. No-one knows me like Kate does, and we’ll forever be appreciative of our mutual respect.”
Guy, aka Felicia Jollygoodfellow, and Kate have known each other since they were just 12 years old, and briefly dated as seriously as two could at that age (holding hands and such), but reconnected over a decade later.
Guy credited his partner for keeping him grounded while in the spotlight, and was never oblivious to how well his and Kate’s relationship fared in the entertainment industry,
He told The Saturday Paper last year, “People in Hollywood go, ‘So how long have you two been married?’ and we go, ‘Seventeen years’ and it’s like, ‘Oh … my … God! Really!?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah’, and they’re like, ‘Wow!’ They find it astounding. Four years seems to be the Hollywood marriage.”