Mrs Brown's Boys star Fiona O'Carroll splits from co-star husband
"We just kind of grew apart"
Mrs Brown's Boys actress Fiona O'Carroll has revealed that she has split from her husband and co-star Martin Delany, who you may know better as Trevor Brown.
The couple met when they were only 16 and ended up getting married back in 2006 in an intimate family ceremony, including dad Brendan O'Carroll.
Fiona has now revealed that she and Martin have decided to go their separate ways, explaining that the two just weren't in the same place anymore.
Also making sure everyone knew that the break-up didn't involve anyone else, Fiona said that their split was quite amicable.
Opening up about her separation from Martin, Fiona told the RTÉ Guide: "Myself and Martin met very young. I was 16, and I suppose he’s all I’ve ever known, and we just kind of grew apart."
"We wanted different things. I still have a lot of love for him and I only want the best for him and I think he feels the same way about me.
"There were no major fights, and nobody else was involved but it was a case of not being on the same page any longer."
Fiona, who plays Maria Brown in the family show, also said that she tried to keep the relationship up and hold onto it after seeing her mum and dad split up in 1999.
Wanting to be a role model for her children, she clung to the relationship for "as long as I could" and didn't want her kids to feel how she had.
Eventually, she knew it was time to end things despite trying to make it work, and revealed she didn't tell her children Felix (14), Eli (12), Isaac (7) and Dexter (6) that they had separated for almost a year.
While Martin has since moved to Portugal, when he comes home to Ireland he stays in their Ashbourne home with his sons as the ex-couple have developed a co-parenting routine.