Six years ago, we witnessed what was supposed to be the beginning of a forever love affair between two English actors Laura Haddock and Sam Claflin. But six years down the line, the once a historic union turned sour and many wonder what went wrong When this pair announced their wedding half a dozen years ago, it drew both the media and the public attention and we felt it was a match made in heaven. Today, the once perceived ideal couple is separated reaping the hearts of many faithful fans and leaving them with lots of unanswered questions.
While the two have on different platforms confirmed their legal separation and refusing to speak further on the real cause of their separation, we have been able to dig deep and have found the root cause of the sudden demise of love between the celebrated couples. Let’s explore the story of these theatrical Brits.
How Laura Haddock and Sam Claflin Met
The union between Laura Haddock and Sam Claflin would have been one of those less-talked about marriages were it not for Instagram which helped spread the news about them. Sam has, however, been a trending name on the internet following his supporting roles in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman, and in the fantasy swashbuckler film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Laura on the other hand, though not as famous as Sam, is popular for her role in the comedy-drama Honest, as well as the science fiction film, Transformers: The Last Knight. Obviously, Laura’s credits are mostly in British television and films. The two exchanged their marital vows at a private ceremony on July 30, 2013, but their love story actually began in an audition room.
The English Actress and Writer who was born in Enfield, London on the 21st of August 1985 to British parents, grew up in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and it was there she lived until her late teenage years. She, however, moved to the capital of England at the age of 17, to study and begin her acting career. Eventually, she made her acting debut as ‘Melanie’ in the 2007 TV show My Family. In the same year, she made TV appearances in Comedy Showcase and The Colour of Magic as Nicky and Bethan respectively.
The year 2011 was quite a memorable year for the young, beautiful English girl not because of her acting career which was still in its prime at the time, but because it was the year she met a fellow English actor who later became her soulmate, we are talking of non-other than Samuel George Claflin.
Sam, born on June 27, 1986, as the third child of his parents with four kids, saw himself pursuing a career outside his dream of becoming a footballer, thanks to an ankle injury he sustained. Sam made his acting debut when he began to star in the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth back in 2010. He featured in 8 episodes of the TV show as Richard of Kingsbridge.
Sam and Laura first met in 2011 and dating started nearly immediately. The actor was first to break the news of his newly found love at an audition room for My Week with Marilyn, it was, of course, love at first fight for Sam. Two years later they were married and today, they are blessed with two lovely kids, even though the couple are already officially divorced.
The Untold Story About Laura Haddock and Sam Claflin’s Divorce
On August 19, 2019, the couple announced they were legally separating, giving up on their 6 years long marriage. Laura and Sam have two kids together, a son named Pip and a daughter named Margot.
Sam was first to announce their separation via his Instagram page and although they both declined from speaking further on reasons behind their divorce, many have, however, speculated that their separation might have been as a result of infidelity as it is one of the major reasons for the breakdown in marriages, especially among celebrities like them.
In his Instagram statement, Claflin went on to explain that although Laura and himself are divorced, they will remain the best of friends and will work together to raise their kids. he ended with a plea with the public to respect their privacy as they go through this difficult time.