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Billie Piper fought for a year to try to save her marriage

After eight years of marriage, Billie Piper and husband Laurence Fox finally announced last week that they intended to split up, this was only after Billie had spent a whole year trying to save the marriage. But, demanding work schedules plus some fierce rows resulted in their eight year marriage finally coming to an end.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper that the couple had been living together as friends under one roof and not like a husband and wife and another said that the fierce rows they had could be compared to something like an episode of East Enders. The couple have two children Winston, seven and Eugene, three and in a short statement that was seen on the actor’s Facebook page read: “Laurence Fox and Billie Piper have separated. No third parties involved. For the sake of our family we request and appeal for space and privacy at this time.”

Another source said that both Billie and Laurence were very anxious to save their friendship rather than a marriage which clearly had not been working for well over a year, but had merely been “treading water” for the sake of appearances living different lives, with different friends, now they can carry on being mates.

For Laurence it was a classic case of love at first sight when he met Billie “I knew there and then she was the one for me,” he said. For Billie now it is a case of getting the tattoo on her left arm removed which marks the date of their wedding which reads: ‘Mr Fox 31 – 12 – 07’ and she had done when they were both in Mexico and very drunk. It was known amongst Billie’s friends that she intended getting the tattoo removed, they had no idea that the two had marriage problems so were surprised she wanted it off, now of course it makes sense, she had previously described the body art as “vulgar”.

Billie was previously married to DJ and new Top Gear host Chris Evans and they remain close friends, she often confided in him when she and Laurence had one of their fierce rows.

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