Another famous age gap couple is pulling the plug on their May-December marriage. The Dark Knight Rises star Gary Oldman, 56, and his younger wife, 36-year-old singer Alexandra Edenborough, married in December 2008, but after being separated for the past year, Edenborough filed for divorce in January 2015, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Gary Oldman revealed in a statement that their amicable May-December breakup was the effect of the age gap in their marriage, something we’ve seen before. “Alex and I had several great years together, and we shared a great love during that time, but there is big difference in our ages and ultimately that gap inevitably revealed different lifestyle interests,” said the actor, adding that he is grateful for their marriage and wishes his soon-to-be ex-wife “the best happiness in the future.”
This isn’t Oldman’s first brush with a May-December breakup—he’s been divorced three times before. His first wife, actress Leslie Manville, was just two years younger, but his second wife, actress Uma Thurman, was 12 years younger and his third wife, a photographer, was nine years younger.
Gary Oldman was optimistic that Alexandra Edenborough would be a keeper, saying last year, “I’m not proud that this is my fourth marriage. But this is a good one. Hopefully, my last one.” Maybe the fifth time’s a charm?
Waugh, H., “Gary Oldman’s fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough files for divorce after six years of marriage,” Daily Mail web site, January 12, 2015; http://goo.gl/3tKzoC.
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