BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-HOBBITNot 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.

Freeman, who recently shared an awkward fan encounter at a urinal, shared even worse news with the Financial Times:

"I'm not with Amanda anymore. It's very, very amicable — I'll always love Amanda."

Abbington addressed the breakup on Twitter:

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:

Confetti World Premiere - ArrivalsThey 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.

[via: People]

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Sherlock
TV14July 25, 2010
Based on 23 critics

A contemporary spin on the novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring the peerless Sherlock Holmes. Read More