It’s been revealed the Lord of the Rings actress secretly separated from her partner of seven years, David Beckham’s best friend Dave Gardner.
Hollywood star Liv Tyler and David Beckham’s best friend, Dave Gardner, have split after seven years.
The Sun reports that the Lord of The Rings actress, 44, has moved back to Los Angeles while Beckham’s business partner Dave remains in London.
The couple, whose split is said to be “entirely amicable”, will co-parent their son Sailor, six, and five-year-old daughter Lula.
News of the break-up — kept secret since March — comes six years after the couple got engaged.
A source said: “Dave and Liv spent all of the first lockdown together and are a great team as parents.
“But unfortunately, they’ve grown apart and increasingly they’ve been living separate lives.
“Both wanted to focus on their careers — her acting and producing, and Dave running his business and working on David’s Inter Miami football project.”
The source added: “They officially parted ways back in March but they’ve kept it quiet so as to minimise the fuss, and ensure their kids were OK.
“They’ve now come out the other side and are the best of pals. They even went on holiday together this summer.
“Obviously Dave confided in David Beckham early doors and he was an absolute rock.
“Both their families have been supportive and they still share all their mutual pals such as Kate Moss, Stella McCartney and obviously David and Victoria.”
British Dave, 44, who negotiates Beckham’s commercial deals, was previously wed to actress-turned-wellness guru Davinia Taylor, 43.
He and Liv still share a weekend Cotswolds home a stone’s throw from the Beckhams’ pad.
Liv, the daughter of Aerosmith rocker Steve, 73, divorced musician Royston Langdon, 49, in 2008.
A spokesman declined to comment last night.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.