Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and his partner of 18 months, Kevin McGee, have split.

The couple had been together for 3 years before marrying and own a £1.5m home in St John’s Wood. Lucas and McGee are the most high-profile same-sex couple to seek a divorce since civil partnerships began in the UK.

According to The Daily Mail, “TV producer McGee, 31, will be entitled to a large slice of Lucas’s fortune, which has prompted the comic to employ Mishcon de Reya, the same solicitor used by HeatherMills in her divorce from Paul McCartney, and by Princess Diana. The reason for the split is not known, but a spokesman said it was ‘amicable’. They have not been seen in public together since they went for dinner at celebrity haunt Scott’s in Mayfair on Valentine’s Day. The couple had discussed the possibility of adopting children.”

Their lawyer issued this statement to The Mirror, “It is with sadness that Matt and Kevin announce that their relationship has come to an end…They ask the press to respect their privacy at this time and to exercise restraint in any reporting of this matter.”

Aww, hope this separation will not restrain Matt’s funny streak. Well, we can say DIVORCE. It is too tacky. Separation is the new “in” word.

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