Despite the one-year separation, sources claim that both parties deny having cheated in their marriage and it is understood that there is no third party involvement.
The 52-year-old star – who has played Ian Beale on the BBC soap opera since 1985 – reportedly initiated the split in August 2019, but remained at home with his ex-wife until early this year.
“Beverley was understandably very upset, as anyone would under the circumstances, but these things happen and it’s a simple separation,” a source told The Sun.
“No one is planning these things and divorce is a hard thing to figure out, but they’ve been dealing with it quietly for several months and now talking to friends about it, so it’s less of a secret.
“They still get along well and want to keep them that way for the sake of their children – even though they are now adults. ”
In a statement, a spokesperson for the star said: “Beverley and Adam separated in August 2019 and we call for the privacy of the family to be respected. ”
Neither Adam, Beverley nor their children have commented publicly on the split. Adam’s Twitter header photo still shows him snuggling up with his wife at a wedding, alongside their children.
Adam met ex-dancer Beverley after finding fame on EastEnders, and they married at Disney World in Florida in April 1998.
The couple also own their own brand of gin, Neat Gin, which they launched together in 2017 and signed a deal with Marco Pierre White to sell it in 50 of their restaurants a year later.
“To sign a deal with someone of Marco’s caliber is just fantastic. His knowledge of food and flavors is phenomenal. He gave us great advice, ”Adam told The People in 2018.
“Beverley and I found a 15th century recipe and used it as a starting point,” he said of the drink.
He also opened up about how his character as Enders helped pay for the couple’s lifestyle, despite reservations about Ian’s personality.
“I don’t have a lot of affection for Ian, really. Well, other than the fact that he bought my house, ”he joked to the Mirror in 2010.
Adam also opened up about the advice he gives to the younger cast members, after seeing what happens when the deals start pouring in.
“The nature of celebrity has changed so much since I was a kid. There weren’t all the TV channels, there was no Internet, there weren’t any celebrity magazines. People have to be sane, ”he said at the time.
“I hope they learn from some of the mistakes others have made and listen when people give them advice. ”
Adam also confirmed that he would never leave the soap opera until he and the bosses felt it was time.
“As long as I enjoy it and as long as they still want me, I see no reason to leave.
“But all good things come to an end and no one is bigger than the show.
“If I had been told I would be here in 25 years, I wouldn’t have believed it. As long as I like it and they want me, there is no need to leave, ”he added.