Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Sheen ‘wasn’t ready to settle down with McAdams’

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Michael Sheen arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Michael Sheen reportedly felt "no need" to commit to Rachel McAdams by giving her the children she desired.

The 44-year-old British star and 34-year-old actress split earlier this week after two years together.

Sources have now claimed the cause for their break-up was conflicting visions for their future.

"Rachel wants to settle down and is dreaming of having a family. Michael always seemed content with their relationship. Since he already has a daughter [Lily, 14, with actress Kate Beckinsale]," a source revealed to PEOPLE. "He feels no need to have more children. He wants to focus on his career."

The source says that the couple's parting was amicable. They realised neither would compromise on their future plans and so agreed to go their different ways.

Michael and Rachel hope to keep in touch with each other but only on a friendly basis.

"They still have some contact and are friendly," the source added.

"They tried to work things out, but at the end they just couldn't agree. It caused some frustration and they thought it was better to go separate ways."

Rachel and Michael first met when they worked on Woody Allen's critically-acclaimed movie Midnight in Paris in July 2010.

The couple took their relationship public in October of the same year.

It had been previously speculated that the long-distance aspect of their romance may have been the problem that caused their split.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

A hospital, university or government agency could give you the paperwork you require to move ahead. Establish a friendship with an official who can serve as an advocate for you. Avoid getting entangled with a legal matter. Launching a lawsuit will cause more problems than it is worth. You're better off walking away from a troublemaker who has lots of time to waste in the court system. Cut your losses and focus on making a fresh start. You have the ability to build a secure financial future.More