Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Split

They'd been together for 11 years and have two children.

The two actors confirmed to ABC News in a joint statement that they have separated after 11 years.

"Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship," they said. "While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy."

“She... said, 'Don't you want my digits?’” Schreiber recalled.

“It was the first thing that came to me,” Watts added. “I’ve never said those words before in my life and never since.”

Schreiber continued that afterward, the couple went on their first date, which ended with a kiss.

"I decided I was going to make a family with this person. For better or for worse, I stepped into a partnership with somebody,” he said. “We were gonna bring kids into this world and try to love and respect each other.”

The two share two sons, sons Alexander, whom they call Sasha, 9, and Samuel, 7.

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