Naomi Watts Breaks Silence After Split From Liev Schreiber: ‘Change Is Always Scary’

On to the next chapter. Naomi Watts opened up about her split from longtime partner Liev Schreiber in a new interview over the weekend.

As previously reported, Watts, 48, and the Ray Donovan actor, 49, announced in September that they were ending their 11-year relationship. The pair are parents of sons Alexander "Sasha,” 9, and Samuel, 7.

"I feel I'm in a good place in my life and I want to make sure my kids are healthy, my kids are happy and things are going to go well. Those are my hopes for me and for all of us," Watts told Australia’s Daily Telegraph on Saturday, November 26.

Watts and Schreiber began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of the romantic drama The Painted Veil.

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts at the Bleeder TIFF party hosted by Grey Goose vodka at Storys Building on Sept. 10, 2016, in Toronto.
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts at the Bleeder TIFF party hosted by Grey Goose vodka at Storys Building on Sept. 10, 2016, in Toronto. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka

"I feel, whether you're famous or not, transitions are scary for anybody," Watts told the publication. "I feel like change is always scary, but that's only because transition for anyone is new, and you wonder how things are going to go."

Watts and Schreiber have remained amicable since the breakup. The exes even sent each other well wishes on their respective birthdays.

"Happy Birthday Sweetheart," Schreiber commented on an Instagram throwback pic of Watts on September 28. On October 4, the Australian star posted a pic of Schreiber and their children for his big day. "Happy Birthday to this one!!" she wrote.

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