-Rowan Atkinson’s wife has been granted a divorce on the grounds of his “unreasonable behaviour”.
-Rowan is now dating 32-year-old comedienne Louise Ford who he starred alongside in the West End run of comedy Quartermaine’s Terms in 2013.
– The judge granted the now ex-wife of “Mr. Bean” actor Rowan Atkinson a divorce in just 65 seconds.
Almost everybody knows who Rowan Atkinson is. Crowned as one of the funniest television personalities in history, his role as Mr. Bean has been forever immortalized his name in history books. He is said to be the only man alive that is capable of making a person laugh until his insides hurt without uttering a single word.
The hit TV series, “Mr. Bean” has stopped production many years ago but continues to be aired on channels like Disney. Though Rowan is retired from his acting career, he still appears in the limelight every now and then.
For example, his brilliantly funny piano performance during the 2012 London Olympic Games and quite recently, for taking a ride around London, strapped into a sofa that is latched on the roof of his signature car from his TV series for a campaign.
However, this time round, Rowan has once again appeared in the limelight on a far more serious note.
Rowan and his wife, Sunetra, have filed for a divorce at the London’s Central Family Court in London.
Rowan met Sunetra, the daughter of an Indian engineer from Ealing, West London, in the late Eighties, when she worked as a make-up artist for the BBC.
They got married in New York in 1990 and had two children together- Ben, 22, and Lily, 20, before officially filing for a divorce after 25 years of marriage.
Apparently, Rowan strayed away from his first wife, Sunetra, when he met Miss Ford in 2013, after performing together in a comic play; Quatermaine’s Terms in the West End. They have since been dating for 18 months before Rowan officially filed the divorce. He was even reported to be previously in a relationship with Men Behaving Badly star Leslie Ash.
Atkinson and his wife were granted a decree nisi by District Judge Stephen Alderson at London’s Central Family Court in a short hearing that lasted less than a minute.
Neither he nor Sunetra, who lodged the petition, were present in court for the announcement.
A source earlier told The Sun: ‘Sunetra was deeply upset to be replaced by such a younger woman.’
Wow. Mind-blowing isn’t it. We never would have expected that the persona we came to love and adore from television is in fact, a heartbreaker. Ironic considering he is depicted as a complete and utter blur when it came to women in his TV series; Mr. Bean. Well, he is an actor after all.