Sam Claflin is known for romantic films like Me Before You and Love, Rosie. The British star, who currently stars in gritty BBC drama Peaky Blinders, was once a married man! Sam Claflin split with his ex-wife in 2019. Sam and wife Laura Haddock, known for her role in Transformers: The Last Knight, confirmed their divorce with a joint statement on social media, announcing they were going their separate ways after six years of marriage. Sam Claflin recently starred in Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift and is in Jennifer Kent’s Venice Film Festival Award Winner The Nightingale. His current TV series Peaky Blinders is directed by Anthony Byrne and produced by Annie Harrison-Baxter. Peaky Blinders is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama for BBC One.
Samuel George Claflin was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, the third boy of a family of four boys to Mark, a finance manager for Future Radio in Norwich., and Sue Claflin, a classroom assistant at his old high school, now known as Ormiston Victory Academy. He has two older brothers, Benjamin and Daniel, and a younger brother Joe, who is also an actor. He grew up in Norwich, Norfolk and once dreamed of being a footballer for Norwich City. Had he not broken his ankle as a teenager, his career may have gone in an entirely different direction. This is because he was very much in love with football and played it every day.
Sam Clafin first appeared in two television miniseries, The Pillars of the Earth as Richard and Any Human Heart as young Logan Mountstuart. The next year, he was cast in Seventh Son but dropped for unknown reasons and was replaced by Ben Barnes. Sam appeared as Liam in The Nightingale and was the voice of Merlin in Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs. He also plays Alexander Brock in Charlie’s Angels.
Before getting to the reason behind Sam Claflin’s split, it’s worth exploring his marriage to Laura Haddock.
His Marriage to Laura Haddock
Sam first started dating Laura Haddock in 2011 and got married two years later. He revealed they met in the audition room. Sam said he walked into an audition room, saw her and he knew. She was reading in for a part and it was his fourth free call. Sam Claflin went on record to say that, after he first met her, he called his agent to exclaim that he had just met the woman he wanted to marry. The pair then had a chance run-in on the London subway later that evening and continued to stay in touch.
The two married in July 2013 in a private ceremony. 2013 was also the same year he landed the highly coveted role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. After a year and a half engagement, an Instagram photo surfaced of the two actors slicing their wedding cake with a caption that read: “SAM AND LAURA ARE MARRIED”. None was the wiser that Sam Claflin’s split would happen not too long after.
The couple welcomed 2 kids into the world. A son named Pip who was born in 2015 and a daughter named Margot in 2018. The kids and all activities about them were kept away from the prying eyes of the media. In August 2019, the couple officially separated. Sam’s split took fans by surprise. The actor took to Instagram to announce the split in a joint statement that they had decided to separate. Even though they are no longer married, they still plan to move forward in friendship and raise their kids together.
The Untold Reason Sam Claflin Split with Wife Laura Haddock
There have been several speculations as to why Sam Claflin split with his wife. Sam and Laura didn’t share the reasons why they decided to go their separate ways, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans of the stars. When Pip was born, Fans had to wait for 5 months before it was finally revealed that he was a boy!
Sam and Laura announced their decision to split after six years of marriage in August of 2019. At the time, the pair posted a joint statement that said they were moving forward with “nothing but love”. Till date, nothing has been revealed that could be the reason for their split. For now, all rumors point to nothing substantial. Considering how long it took them to let fans know the gender of Pip, it might take a while before they decide to share the reason behind the divorce. But before that happens, fans can only speculate as to why Sam Claflin split with Laura.