IRISH TV presenter and writer Maia Dunphy and her husband, comedian Johnny Vegas have announced their separation.
Maia, who appeared on the most recent series of RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars, tweeted out a statement confirming the news this afternoon.
"It is with a heavy heart that we want to let you know that we separated some time ago last year," she said.
"We are telling people now because speculation is unhelpful at best, and dangerous at worst.
— Maïa (YES!) Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) May 14, 2018
"As we think is obvious, we continue to fully support each other; there is no acrimony, no story and no one else involved."
The Irishwoman added: "We have never played out our relationship publicly, so we don't feel it's too much to ask for privacy now. We also ask people to be mindful that there are two children involved, and their welfare is our main concern now. Thank you. X."
Dunphy had been married to English comic Vegas - real name Michael Pennington - since April 2011.
The couple have one child together - Tom, 2 - while Johnny also has a son - 13-year-old Michael Jr - from a previous marriage.