Maia Dunphy And Johnny Vegas Have Split After Seven Years Of Marriage

"There is no acrimony, no story, and no one else involved."

Dancing With The Stars’ Maia Dunphy has announced her split from comedian Johnny Vegas, saying they had separated “some time ago”.

The couple married in 2011 after a few years of dating – they had what they called a ‘long distance marriage’ with Johnny staying in London while Maia lived in Dublin.

Speaking to the Irish Independent last year, Maia admitted that they had tried to live together, but it “didn’t work”.

In a statement posted to her Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier, she said that there is “no acrimony, no story, and no one else involved”:

It is with a heavy heart that we want to let you know that we separated some time ago last year. We are telling people now because speculation is unhelpful at best, and dangerous at worst. As we think is obvious, we continue to fully support each other; there is no acrimony, no story, and no one else involved.

“We have never played out our relationship publicly, so we don’t feel it’s too much to ask for privacy now,” the statement continued.

We also ask people to be mindful that there are two children involved, and their welfare is our main concern now. Thank you.

The pair have a three-year-old son, Tom – Johnny has a teenage son from a previous relationship.