Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg have announced their divorce, ending one of the longest running unions in Australian entertainment

Baker, 51, and Rigg, 53, met on a blind date in 1991 and were married in 1998. Fox News reports that the couple actually split nine months ago in April 2020

In a joint statement, Baker and Rigg said their three children – Stella, 27, Claude (22) and Harry (19) – are their common focus

“We remain close friends and our three children will always be the main focus of our lives,” they said

Baker has been one of Australia’s most successful exports in recent years, starring in the US TV dramas The Guardian (2001-2005) and The Mentalist (2008-2015)

These high profile TV appearances made Baker a lot of money: by 2013 he made more than 450$ 000 per episode of The Mentalist and now has an estimated net worth of more than $ 50 million

The split announcement comes just as Baker is finishing his promotional work for his latest film, Higher Ground, which hit theaters in Australia this week

Riggs actors include A Country Practice, Spotswood, Blue Heelers, and LA Doctors she had largely retired from acting in the late 1990s to raise the couple’s children

The couple traded together in the early stages of their relationship, both performing on Australian soap E-Street in the early 90s

Baker said of his 2018 marriage to People, “We’re a team most of the time, 99 percent of the time, we’re really good friends And I think the most important thing in our relationship is that we are both able to be ourselves I think it’s probably the most important thing in most relationships, isn’t it? “

In a 2015 interview with The Daily Telegraph, Baker said Rigg was “the greatest woman a man could ever have a life with,” adding, “Marrying her was the best decision I made ever met ”

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