'Mentalist' star Simon Baker and wife Rebecca Rigg divorce after 29 years
Last Modified: Jan 30, 2021
Actor Simon Baker and his actress wife Rebecca Rigg have split after more than two decades of marriage and almost three decades together. People magazine reported that the two had quietly split in April 2020.
The former couple said in a joint statement, “We remain close friends and our three children will always be the most important focus of our lives.”
Baker, 51, and Rigg, 53 met in the early 1990s as they co-starred in the Australian soap opera, E Street. They had tied the knot in 1998.
Back in 2018 the Mentalist star told he and Rigg never celebrated their wedding anniversary.
“We've never really been big on it. Anniversaries, they're an odd thing, aren't they? I think we put too much pressure on it. It's not like that with us. We're a team. Most of the time, 99 percent of the time, we're really great friends. So I don't need to mark it with great things."
He continued, “When we put too much pressure on something, everything gets a little clipped and we don't feel like we're ourselves. And I think the most important thing in our relationship is that we're both able to be ourselves. I think it's probably the most important thing in most relationships, isn't it?"
They have three children together- Stella, 27, Claude, 22, and Harry, 19.