Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington revealed the news of their separation after sixteen years of togetherness. Amanda Abbington, Mary of the Sherlock series, cracked the news in an interview stating that they have undergone an entirely amicable separation.
Coincidentally, the story of their TV series Sherlock is running parallel to their real lives as in the upcoming series of BBC's Sherlock the relationship between Doctor Watson and his wife Mary , roles played by Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington, is to disintegrate after the couple is blessed with a child.
Amanda also mentioned Freeman's busy schedule and lengthy overseas filming commitments as one of the key reasons behind the spilt. Freeman, who got major recognition for his performance in Sherlock TV series, has now developed into a settled Hollywood star and has also taken up the lead role in Hobbit's Trilogy. In an interview with Sunday Telegraph, Amanda poured out her heart and finally spoke about their separation.
"Martin and I remain best friends and love each other, and it was entirely amicable. There was no hostility, really, we just said that we couldn't live together anymore, so we put everything in place, he moved out to a flat in north London, I stayed at home and we've started a new chapter."
"It is sad and it is upsetting, because you think you're going to be with someone forever, but you either do that or you break up, and we both came to the decision that splitting was best for us. We've been really lucky to make it such a clean break, especially for the kids ", the actress added.
The Sherlock fans admired the onscreen chemistry of Doctor Watson and Mary, but to their dismay, the couple with two lovely children has gone in separate directions in real life, choosing the best for themselves.