MRS Brown's Boys Fiona O'Carroll has announced her split from husband Martin Delany, who she starred with on the show.
The actress, who is the real-life daughter of sitcom creator Brendan O'Carroll, has played Maria Brown since the show started.
Speaking about the break-up with Martin, with whom she shares four children, she said they had "grown apart".
Speaking to RTE Guide she explained: "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."
Martin is now living in Portugal but still co-parent and he stays in the family house with them when he returns to Ireland.
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She added: "I think I hung on for as long as I did because when my own parents broke up, that was very public, and there was a lot of hurt involved there."
Fiona married her Mrs. Brown's Boys co-star Martin Delany in 2006 and theyhave four sons – Felix, Isaac, Eli and Dexter – together.
He appeared in the sitcom as Mrs Brown's youngest son – and Buster Brady’s brother-in-law – Trevor.
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