Reports are claiming that Lara Stone ended her marriage with her Britain’s Got Talent judge husband David Walliams because she didn’t like the ‘constant talk about David being camp’.
The couple’s split was reported yesterday, although it’s said that they are on a ‘trial separation’ for now.
Neither David nor Lara have officially addressed the speculation on their social media sites.
A friend allegedly told The Sun that Lara, 31, was not a fan of her 43-year-old husband’s TV cross-dressing, and that his flirting with Simon Cowell on BGT, along with his general ‘camp’ public persona left her ‘miffed’.
The friend said: “She didn’t really understand the humour of it. There were obviously lots of issues within their relationship.
“But it had become clear Lara didn’t like the constant talk about David being camp.
“She got tired of it being referenced all the time, especially when David seemed to play up to it in various photoshoots or TV sketches — or by flirting with Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent.”
Despite this obviously being a tough time for the couple, a source has told The Mirror that David is remaining optimistic for the future.
A source said: “It is only a trial separation at the moment and not a final split.
“David still hopes they can get things back on track for him and their son Alfred. He still has a lot of love for Lara.”
Although neither David nor Lara have addressed the rumours directly, the BGT judge yesterday tweeted that he’d be carrying on his world Book Day tour today (Thursday) “so not to disappoint [his] young fans.”
The Sun broke news of the split yesterday, with sources revealing that David, who has 21-month-old son Alfred with Lara, is understandably said to be “devastated” after agreeing to a trial separation.
The insider shared: “David has been putting on a brave face.
“But people close to him are very worried because they know he’s devastated. David is used to hiding his emotions with comedy because that’s what he’s always done, but on the inside it’s a real wrench.”
Friends are reportedly shocked by the news, even though the couple have barely seen each other over the past six months thanks to gruelling work schedules.
There’s plenty of other speculation surrounding the reason for their split, with some claiming that the two haven’t been happy for a while and others claiming that Lara ‘has had enough’.
New reports are also suggesting that Lara’s racy Calvin Klein shoot with Justin Bieber could have had an impact.
Until either David or Lara comment, we don’t know the full reason behind their sad split. Here’s hoping the two can sort things out soon.
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