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David Walliams and former wife Lara Stone fight over assets in High Court

Published 07/11/2016

David Walliams and Lara Stone
David Walliams and Lara Stone

Comedian David Walliams and his ex-wife Lara Stone are embroiled in a High Court fight over money.

The pair's five-year marriage was drawn to a close by a family court judge more than a year ago.

Now a High Court judge is analysing arguments about the division of assets.

Mr Justice MacDonald began considering evidence at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London on Monday.

He said the media could name Walliams and Stone - who were both in court - and report that a trial was taking place.

But he said no detail of evidence aired at the hearing - which is due to continue on Tuesday - could be revealed.

Walliams, 45, is best known for his comedy partnership with Matt Lucas.

Model Stone, 32, who was born in the Netherlands, recently played herself in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Judge Heather MacGregor drew the marriage to a close in September 2015 - when she granted a decree nisi at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London.

Walliams had launched divorce proceedings and paperwork showed that he had complained about Stone's ''unreasonable behaviour''.

They had married in 2010 at a ceremony at Claridge's hotel in London.

Walliams made a name for himself alongside Lucas in the BBC One comedy sketch show Little Britain.

He went on to become a judge on the ITV show Britain's Got Talent and has released a number of children's books.

The website models.com says Stone was discovered aged 12 and participated in the Elite Model Look competition when 15.

A website biography says she became the "primary choice for editorials and advertising campaigns" after signing with the IMG agency a decade ago.

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