Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead have confirmed their split after four years of marriage, a day after a newspaper report revealed their separation.
The showbiz couple, who first met on talent show 'Any Dream Will Do' in 2007, said in a joint statement to The Huffington Post UK that they "remain the best of friends".
The full statement reads: "Following continued speculation, Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead are sad to confirm they have decided to separate. The couple remain the best of friends, with their daughter Betsy as their No.1 priority. The family ask for privacy at this time."
Van Outen was today pictured leaving her home without her wedding ring.
On Sunday, The Sun reported they ended their romance after Mead returned home from the US in May and that the actor has since moved out of their London home.
A source told the paper: "They're going their separate ways. It's very sad but they have grown apart."
Van Outen and Mead married in the Seychelles in 2009 and welcomed daughter Betsy a year later.
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