'We're best friends': Dawn French on Lenny Henry

Tuesday July 27, 2010

Speaking for the first time since the news of her split from Lenny Henry, Dawn French said that the couple have become "the best of friends".

She told a Radio Times interviewer: "Remarkably, we seem to have shifted with relative ease from a 25-year marriage to a lasting friendship.

"I am amazed by us - there is no war, we have turned out to be the best of friends."

The comedians – who have an adopted daughter - separated last October.

But they kept their break up private for another six months.

Fifty-two-year-old Dawn also confirmed that she and Lenny, 51, tried therapy about ten years ago – a process which led them to address secrets in their relationship.

"I think everybody has to do that; empty your drawers out.

"I always want to empty my drawers. I like it that I am open".

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