“If I hide stuff, that’s hypocritical”: Sherlock Star Claimed Ex-Husband Martin Freeman Caused ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Kids With Her After 16 Years of Marriage

Amanda Abbington alleges she and her ex-husband Martin Freeman caused 'irreparable damage' to her kids, Joe and Grace.

“If I hide stuff, that’s hypocritical”: Sherlock Star Claimed Ex-Husband Martin Freeman Caused ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Kids With Her After 16 Years of Marriage

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  • Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman separated in 2016 after 15 years of staying together.
  • They never married but lived together in Hertfordshire, and have two children, Joe and Grace.
  • The actress believes their split has harmed their kids significantly, something the two of them were both responsible for.
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Amanda Abbington thinks she and her ex-partner, Martin Freeman, have caused irreparable damage to their kids.

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Freeman and Abbington met on the set of the Men Only in 2000. They never married but lived together in Hertfordshire and were together for 15 years. The pair share two children, Joe and Grace. But the Sherlock stars have called it quits in 2016.

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Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman in Sherlock
Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Even after their split, they kept it a secret from the public eye for six months before it was announced. But the actress believes their split has harmed their kids significantly. She said that they were both responsible for causing ‘irreperable’ damage to their children.

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Sherlock Star Accuses Herself and Martin Freeman of Harming Their Own Children

Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman were responsible for causing irreparable damage to their kids
Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman were responsible for causing irreparable damage to their kids

Amanda Abbington is an ambassador for the It’s OK mental health campaign. Earlier this month, the actress went live on Instagram Live. There, she discussed that she is open with her children about her issues. Abbington said (via Metro):

“To hide this from my children, that sometimes I get depressed or if I’m on antidepressants, what are you saying a bout all these mental health issues? Are you saying they’re offensive and shouldn’t happen? I don’t want that.”

The Mr. Selfridge star addressed the impact she and Martin Freeman had on their children. She said:

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“I think it’s unsettling if I pretend I’m this Stepford Wife parent. I’m not, nobody is. I’m sure I’ve given them irreparable damage and they will be going to therapy because of me and Martin at some point.”

It’s great that she talked about the potential influence of one’s actions and decisions on their kids’ lives.

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Sherlock Star Emphasized Open Communication with Kids Post-Separation

Amanda Abbington
Amanda Abbington

The Hollywood star made sure to tell her kids that they could talk about anything to her as well. And that they need not be “frightened of or ashamed” of whatever they’re going through. She added:

“Whether you get drunk or try drugs, whatever you do — this place where we live is a safe place where you can say whatever you like. I think that’s what I’m striving for, and I think that’s what Martin strives for as well, is to create a place where they don’t feel like they have to hide anything. And if I hide stuff, that’s hypocritical.”

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Even though the duo have separated, they still care about their kids as parents and remain on good terms.

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