Singer Alfie Boe has confirmed he has separated from wife Sarah after 16 years of marriage.
The West End star took to social media to officially announce the split after press speculation the couple had separated.
The 46-year-old, who shares daughter Grace, 12, and son Alfie, eight with Sarah, posted a statement on Instagram on Monday (24 August).
The statement reads: “After speculation about my marriage to Sarah ending, I can confirm that we have separated.
“I have nothing but love and respect for Sarah who’s been an incredible partner and an amazing mother to our two beautiful children and everything is very amicable.”
Addressing the speculation, he added: “Other parts of the story, though, are absolute nonsense. I would just kindly ask for respect of our privacy during this time, as we work things out.
“I thank you all for your welcomed support.”
Boe is known for his performances in shows such as Les Misérables and Carousel.
He has also enjoyed a successful recording career, including a series of popular collaboration albums with Michael Ball.
Alfie and Sarah met while rehearsing La Bohème on Broadway in 2003.
During a bedroom concert arranged by the Royal Albert Hall back in April, Boe spoke of his family and how they helped him face the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “I’ve got the love of my family. Our control in the face of this virus – that’s bigger than all of us at the moment.
“If you’re feeling alone, if you’re overwhelmed, reach out. If you’re fortunate to help in any small way – do it.”
He was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to music and charity.