One happy family! Naomi Watts Liev SchreiberThey were together for 11 years before they broke up. However, they have remained supportive and amicable coparents ever since.
“We’re doing things very differently,” the Glass Castle The actress said PorterEdit in August 2019. “I’m pretty proud of us, corny as that may sound. We’ve made it our absolute priority to be good and kind to each other and we’re absolutely committed to that.”
Watts and the Ray Donovan alum were first linked in 2005, eventually welcoming children Alexander “Sasha” and Kai in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
As they continued to raise Sasha & Kai, their romance eventually ended. Us Weekly September 2016 confirmed that the couple had separated after more than a decade.
“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. It is with great love, respect and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship,” the now-exes wrote in a joint statement at the time. “While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy.”
Schreiber is now living with a former pageant queen Taylor NeisenWatts was able to find a connection with her Gypsy Costar Billy Crudup. As they worked through their new relationships and coparented Sasha and Kai, the couple remained fierce supporters of one another.
“It’s always hard, you know? You build a life together and things can change. And I think the way that we’ve looked at it is that we’ll always be partners and that’s what kind of keeps us together and keeps us amicable,” Schreiber said during a January 2018 appearance on Sunday Today With Willie Geist. “But I think we’re more than that, I think we also genuinely really care about each other.”
He added at the time: “It’s important to support each other, you know? It’s really important. I was telling jokes about mommy this morning with the boys at breakfast, and their eyes lighten up when I mention her. You can see how important it is to them that their parents care about each other and that no matter what happens, you continue to try and do that.”
Both Watts & Schreiber have maintained their friendly dynamic ever since, often reuniting at family gatherings and lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Congratulations to Kai ⚡️🎉Class of 2022,” the Infinite Storm actress captioned a June 2022 Instagram post from her youngest child’s middle school graduation, posing with Schreiber, Neisen, Crudup, Sasha and Kai. Watts also added a “Modern Family” hashtag to the snap.
Scroll below to see more of Watts and Schreiber’s best family moments with their two kids and their new partners: