Rowan Atkinson divorces wife Sunetra after 24 years

He’s since started dating young comedienne, Louise Ford

Rowan Atkinson divorces wife Sunetra Sastry

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Rowan Atkinson and his wife of 24 years, Sunetra Sastry, are thought to be having their divorce granted today.

The couple first split in 2014 and now The Sun reports that the Blackadder star and his wife will be granted a decree nisi - a legal decree which grants a divorce - at London's Central Family Court today (10 November).

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The pair have two children together, a daughter, Lily, and a son, Benjamin. They split up in 2014 after meeting in the late ‘80s when Sunetra was a make-up artist at the BBC, then married in 1990.

Rowan with his ex-wfie Sunetra and daughter, Lily Atkinson
Rowan with his ex-wfie Sunetra and daughter, Lily Atkinson

Since breaking up, 60-year-old Rowan has started dating 32-year-old comedienne Louise Ford. A source told The Sun: "Sunetra was deeply upset to be replaced by such a younger woman."

Before they split, Rowan and Sunetra were building an £11million home in Oxfordshire. Now Rowan’s ex-wife has moved into a £21million London home, meanwhile Rowan has a £4million pad in the city.

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