'The Crown' Star Announces Surprise Separation After Cancer Scare

February 23, 2018Feb 23, 2018

Claire Foy, who is best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II on "The Crown," confirmed that she has separated from her husband after four years of marriage, reported People.

The 33-year-old actress and actor Stephen Campbell Moore confirmed their separation in a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE.

“We can confirm that we have separated and have been for some time,” reads the statement. “We do however continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another. We ask for our privacy during this time.”

The couple wed in 2014. In February 2015, they welcome their first child; a daughter who is 2-years-old now.

News of their separation comes on the heels of Campbell Moore revealing in an interview with The Sun that, at the end of 2016, doctors found a tumor on his pituitary gland. However, they determined the tumor was benign. In Summer 2017, he underwent surgery to remove it.

Foy is no stranger to cancer scares. When she was 17, she had a tumor in her eye which was benign.

“It was horrible and debilitating, but it made me realize that I needed to grab the life I wanted,” she told the outlet.

Despite her fear, she said it was the tumor that made her realize she wanted to study acting. She was able to undergo non-invasive surgery to remove the tumor, and she calls herself “lucky to have a face.”

Foy—who won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her role in "The Crown"—is now preparing for her role in "First Man" as Janet Armstrong. She'll be playing the wife of Neal Armstrong, who is being played by Ryan Gosling. She will also play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming "The Girl in the Spider’s Web."

In other news, see the gorgeous maternity gown that made Duchess Kate look like a Greek Goddess during her visit to Norway. 


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