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Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden announce split after five years of marriage

Rhiannon Ingle

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Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden announce split after five years of marriage

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb

Emmerdale's Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have announced that they are parting ways after five years of marriage.

Charley, 35, and Matthew, 43 first tied the knot back in 2018 and have since shared three children together, Buster, 13, eight-year-old Bowie and their four-year-old Ace.

The pair took to Instagram last night (22 November) to share the news with fans in a joint statement.

Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have announced their split. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb
Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have announced their split. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb
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Posting on her story, Charley penned: "It is with love and respect that Matthew and I have decided to separate."

The actor assured that she and Mathew will 'remain friends', before adding: "Our priority is the love for our children.

"For their sake we would appreciate privacy at this time. C x."

Matthew also shared the same message on his Instagram story, signing off with an 'M'.

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The ITV soap stars met on the set of Emmerdale back in 2007 and got engaged just two years later in 2009 . They also welcomed the birth of their eldest child in 2010.

Charley played the character of Debbie Dingle, the estranged daughter of Cain and Chasity, between 2002 to 2021.

The pair shared a joint statement to Instagram following their split. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb
The pair shared a joint statement to Instagram following their split. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb

And Matthew had starred in the role of David Metcalfe from 2006 to 2023 - with his departure being announced earlier this year.

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They then split for two years in 2013 but shocked fans by throwing an unexpected wedding in 2018 after reconciling - nearly a decade after their first engagement.

The couple then went onto to have Bowie in 2015, later joined by Ace in 2019.

During her pregnancy with Ace, Charley spoke about her pelvic condition that left her in 'agony', telling OK! Magazine: "I still get waves of sickness but I've also been diagnosed with SPD [symphysis pubis dysfunction, which affects your pelvis and back]."

Matthew had previously opened up about how he and Charley's busy work schedules sometimes impacted their time spent with their children.

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The pair share three children together. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb
The pair share three children together. Credit: Instagram/@miss_charleywebb

Speaking on the Loose Women panel, he revealed: "Charley's on tour [with the musical, Quiz].

"Bless my mum and dad, I owe them a holiday after this run because they've stepped in and moved into the house.

"And they're looking after the kids, so yeah thanks, mum and dad! It's tough. And I'm a real softie with the kids as well."

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Adding: "I just love being at home with them, to be away from them... I'm counting down the days to the weekend."

Topics: Emmerdale, TV And Film, Celebrity, Sex and Relationships

Rhiannon Ingle
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