Belfast Telegraph

Guy Pearce splits from wife

Australian actor Guy Pearce has confirmed he and his wife Kate Mestitz have split up.

(Cover) - EN Showbiz - Actor Guy Pearce has separated from his wife of 18 years.

The L.A. Confidential star tied the knot with psychologist Kate Mestitz in 1997 after they began dating in college. Guy has now confirmed their marriage has come to an end, but insists they have parted on good terms and remain close.

"Kate and I will always love and support one another and be the best of friends," he wrote in a statement. "No-one knows me like Kate does, and we'll forever be appreciative of our mutual respect... We've both grown enormously through our relationship, but sadly, the time has come to part ways."

Rumours of problems between them began at the beginning of the year (15). While Guy didn't speak out at the time, he took to Twitter last night to reveal the reports were true and that he and Kate did in fact split in January.

"Rumours r true I'm afraid - Kate and I parted ways back in Jan. Sorry 2 be boring but we couldn't be closer. We'll love each other 4 ever xx (sic)" he told followers.

He also shared two photos, one of him and his estranged spouse smiling at the camera and another of just her with a broad grin. "The best 20+ years of my life - with this beautiful lady....." he captioned the second shot.

Fans were quick to console the 48-year-old actor, reassuring him that things will be OK. Others wished him the best and that he finds happiness again one day.

Guy and Kate met at Geelong College in 1980 and were inseparable from then on. They don't have any children together, with Guy previously joking he isn't steady enough for kids.

"I don't even need them. There are enough babies in the world. Besides, I don't think I would be good for babies," he told Britain's The Guardian newspaper. "I'd be on and off. I think they need more consistent affection than I would be able to give."

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