Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden announce they have SPLIT after five years of marriage and three children together

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Charley Webb and her husband Matthew Wolfenden have announced their divorce.

The actors, who met while both working on Emmerdale, shared the news in a statement on Instagram on Wednesday evening.

The couple have been married for five years after tying the knot in 2018 and share their three children: Buster, 13, Bowie, eight, and Ace, four.

Charley’s statement read: ‘It is with love and respect that Matthew and I have decided to part ways. We remain friends and our priority is the love for our children. For them, we would appreciate privacy at this time.”

Signs of trouble in their marriage first emerged earlier this month when Matthew unfollowed his wife on Instagram.

Divorce: Charley Webb and her husband Matthew Wolfenden have announced their divorce

Statement: The actors, who met while both working on Emmerdale, shared the news in a statement on Instagram on Wednesday evening

It was noted that the soap star had not shared any photos of Charley in the past year and had not commented on her recent photos.

In his own statement, Matthew shared the same words as his estranged wife, but from his own perspective.

A source told the Sun: “Charley and Matthew were at very different places in their lives when they first got together.

‘Three children later and with new careers in the mix, everything has changed and perhaps they are no longer the unit they once were.’

The announcement comes days after Charley said she was simply ‘ignoring life’ as rumors swirled that she and Matthew had gone their separate ways.

She took to Instagram earlier this month to share a cryptic message in recent weeks she stepped out with her wedding ring on her right hand instead of her left hand.

Charley posted a selfie with a dejected look and captioned the post, “Ignoring life and all the tasks I have to do. I also want more piercings.’

Family: Charley and Matthew share three sons: Buster, Bowie and Ace

Further speculation: The announcement comes days after Charley said she was simply ‘ignoring life’ as rumors swirled that she and Matthew had gone their separate ways

Charley and Matthew met on the set of Emmerdale in 2006 when he joined the soap, and got engaged just three years later in 2009.

The couple, who share three sons – Buster, Bowie and Ace – split for two years in 2013 before having a surprise wedding at Ripley Castle, Yorkshire, in 2018.

Friends thought they were going to a party to celebrate her 30th birthday

Charley said, “That moment when we announced what we were doing and saw everyone’s reaction is the best moment of my life.”

Matthew added: “We couldn’t have gotten a better response. People were screaming for about ten minutes!’

In February 2020, after the birth of their third child, Charley admitted that OK! magazine: ‘I don’t feel like I’m done yet. I don’t know how many kids I want, but I think I will when I’m done.

“Maybe I can’t take anymore, so who knows? I feel blessed to have three healthy boys, so sometimes I feel like it’s greedy to have another one.”

Speaking about her and Matthew’s parenting styles, she revealed: ‘I’m definitely the strict one.

‘He’s the more relaxed one, the fun one. He is very practical as a father and so involved with the children.’

Cryptic: Charley posted a selfie with a dejected look and captioned the post: ‘Ignoring life and all the tasks I have to do. I also want more piercings

History: Charley and Matthew met on the set of Emmerdale in 2006 when he joined the soap, and got engaged just three years later in 2009

Yes! It comes as Matthew unfollowed Charley on social media amid reports they are ‘living separate lives’ after 15 years and three children together