Not John and Mary! Last year on "Sherlock," John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Mary (Amanda Abbington) got married, and Season 4 -- which starts Jan. 1 -- is meant to introduce their baby girl. But now they're breaking up the real-life family.
Maybe this split between co-stars Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington -- after 15 years and two children together -- means that Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John are finally getting together in Season 4. One of the teasers does feature Sherlock saying "I love you" to someone...
We joke because love is clearly dead and there's nothing else to do.
"I'm not with Amanda anymore. It's very, very amicable — I'll always love Amanda."
Abbington addressed the breakup on Twitter:
Thank you. ❤️— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) December 22, 2016
Hey you lot! Thanks for the beautiful and supportive messages. We are all ok! But thanks. ❤️❤️— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) December 23, 2016
Freeman and Abbington have two children -- Joe, 10, and Grace, 8. They met in 2000 on the set of the U.K. TV movie "Men Only." Look at how cute they were together in 2006:
They can still be seen together in "Sherlock," and they also co-starred in "The Debt" "The Robinsons," "Swinging with the Finkels," and "The All Together."
Sadly, the show must go on. Abbington recently shared that "Sherlock" Season 4 would be brutal but very funny and the whole company's favorite season to date. It begins January 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
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