Marriage split for 'Coronation Street' star Samia Smith

Wednesday January 5, 2011

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Coronation Street actress Samia Smith has separated from her husband Matthew, following five years of marriage.

The couple said on Tuesday that the decision to separate was mutual and appealed for privacy.

A statement released on their behalf read: "There is no one else involved.

"Samia and Matthew ask that their privacy be respected at this time for the sake of their daughter Freya.

They tied the knot in 2005 and 28-year-old Samia gave birth to their daughter in 2009.

The split will come as a shock to fans because Samia recently described 34-year-old Matthew as her "best friend".

She also said having a child had brought them closer. Shock celebrity break-ups

Photo: © Rex

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