David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have found themselves at the centre of shocking split claims. The couple, who are parents to son Alfred, agreed to a trial separation this week, according to the Sun. The publication said that Dutch model Lara left their marital home in North London on Tuesday night with one-year-old Alfred and their dog Bert, leaving husband David "devastated".
Neither Lara, 31, nor Little Britain star David, 43, have commented on the report.
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David Walliams and Lara Stone have reportedly agreed to a trial separation
A source close to the comedian said, "David has been putting on a brave face. But people close to him are very worried because they know he is devastated.
"David hopes it's a blip and that they can get the marriage back on track somehow, especially seeing as there is a child involved."
The couple attended Elton John's wedding to David Furnish on 21 December, and two days later were seen at the London theatre production of Edward Scissorhands, where the last public photograph of them together was taken.
While they initially seemed an unlikely pairing, David and Calvin Klein model Lara were believed to have a strong marriage. News of their split is said to have come as a huge shock to their friends.
David and Lara have been married almost five years, and are parents to son Alfred
The couple started dating in 2009, before happily announcing their engagement on 20 January 2010. They were married four months later, at London's exclusive Claridge's Hotel on 16 May 2010, in front of guests including Sir Elton, Stephen Fry, Noel Gallagher and Geri Halliwell.
In November 2012, David proudly announced on Twitter that his supermodel bride was pregnant with their first child, writing, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It's due next year and we both couldn't be happier." Little Alfred arrived on 6 May.
"I'm blessed," Lara told Dutch Vogue in August 2014. "I have a fantastic husband, a beautiful baby, a wonderful dog and super job. Life's pretty good and normal."