If you’re not watching the presidential debate tonight (or if you are, and need a moment of distraction because the bad man won’t stop yelling and everything is terrible), here’s some news that is likely to tear your heart apart, as opposed to your sanity: love is dead.
Liev Screiber and Naomi Watts are splitting up after 11 years together.
I’ll give you a moment.
It’s hard to say that 11 years together, especially when those years result in two children, is a failure. Their joint statement, which says that “over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple,” should inspire hope. More and more couples, including these high-profile couples, are consciously uncoupling and providing great evidence that families can survive and thrive even after parents split.
But in this moment, no one will blame you if you’re having a strong reaction to this. That’s fine. Let it out. You have permission to feel too much here. These two have been through so much together.
They’ve been through chair shortages,
Through facial hair crises,
Through the strangest of bicycle choices.
They’re so very pretty and talented and their offspring are basically a cartoonist’s depiction of tiny angels, so yes, let’s mourn the split of this pairing while also celebrating their adult approach and also maybe start dreaming about what very beautiful, talented people they will end up/rebound with next. There are a lot of feelings here, but in short: