Actress Toni Collette has announced the end of her 20-year marriage to husband Dave Galafassi.
The couple issued a joint statement on Instagram saying: “It is with grace and gratitude that we announce we are divorcing.”
Galafassi, who was a drummer in an indie rock band when he met the “Muriel’s Wedding” star, was pictured on Wednesday taking an early morning dip at Manly with chiropractor Shannon Egan.
Calling it a “united” decision, the pair, who share daughter Sage, 13, and son Arlo, 11, noted that they will continue to “respect and care for each other.”
“Our kids are of paramount importance to us and we will continue to thrive as a family, albeit a different shape. We’re thankful for the space and love you grant us as we evolve and move through this transition peacefully. Big thanks.”
Hours before “The Sixth Sense” star posted the divorce statement, she reshared a cryptic quote from another account to her Instagram Stories, reading: “No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it.”
Colette is one of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, starring in “The Sixth Sense”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “The Hours”, “Knives Out” and the television series “United States of Tara.”
She was nominated for an Oscar for “The Sixth Sense” and won an Emmy for “United States of Tara”, for which she also picked up a Golden Globe.