Luke Goss has confirmed that he separated from his wife three years ago.
The Bros. drummer and Shirley Lewis – who tied the knot in 1994 – have denied reports from last year that their marriage had ended, but he has now confirmed that they haven’t been together for a long time as she had left the United States to return to England to be closer to her family.
Reflecting on a road trip he took in the desert in 2017, he told The Sunday Times magazine: “I was in a bad spot in my life and decided to go camping on my own.
Sad news: Bros. star Luke Goss has confirmed he split from his wife three years ago after a 33-year relationship and said he would “love her until he died”
“I have just separated from my wife. I never publicly admitted it, but she returned to England to be closer to her daughter and her family. We’re officially separated now but still best friends. I will love her until my last day.
The 52-year-old musician has been in a relationship with Shirley for 33 years.
Luke admitted it was a “hard step” to part with Shirley and not only do they speak regularly but he still loves her very much and said she was the “most remarkable woman he has ever met. “.
Luke said his love for Shirley had “never wavered” and said “she had her own dreams to pursue” but would soon be visiting her in the UK.
The couple made one last public outing together at the BAFTAs in May 2019 and gave a show of love despite rumors they had already split at this point.
Upset: The couple have been married for 25 years and together for 33 years
Ahead of his loving messages, a source told The Sun of the alleged split: “Luke and Shirley have spent weeks at each other’s throats, but now their marriage is over for good. “
Luke and Shirley looked in love during the appearance, where she added a caption on a selfie reading: “Fabulous night at baftas with this prize We didn’t win but had a fantastic night”.
The source added: “Close friends have told them to take a break and not give up their 25 years together – but Shirley has had enough.
“It’s a really sad end to what has been a very happy marriage, but Shirley can’t get past the rumors and trust has been lost between them. “
Troubled time: The Bros star, 50, was struck by allegations he had split from Shirlie when he and twin Matt, (left) attended the BAFTAs in May 2019
It’s no surprise that Luke was cheerful on the red carpet alongside Matt as they were nominated in the Specialized Factual Programs category for Bros: After the Screaming Stops.
In 2016, the twins were reunited again after a handshake healed the fracture that saw the two barely speak to each other for nearly a decade.
Their friendly reunion led to a concert at the O2 in London which sold out in seven seconds.
The boybanders, which also initially included their school friend Craig Logan, had success with their debut album which topped the charts in 19 countries and sold 16 million records worldwide.
Bros: After the Screaming Stops followed the singing duo as they prepared for their 30th anniversary.
Matt confirmed at the time that the couple are now in talks about another movie that they are both incredibly excited about.
He said: “We are talking about the next film, we are very happy about it. We are definitely in talks on a new movie.
Luke added, “I didn’t think in my wildest dreams we would end up here. The fact that we have an appointment is a wonderful validation.
When will I be famous: Luke and Matt are best known for being in the ’80s boyband Bros