Emma Thompson was ‘utterly, utterly blind’ to ex-husband Kenneth Branagh’s affairs
Emma Thompson had ‘no idea’ what her ex-husband Kenneth Branagh was up to
She had ‘no idea’ what her ex-husband Kenneth Branagh was up to before they married in the 1990s – and even thought he had a girlfriend
Emma Thompson has claimed she had ‘absolutely no idea’ what her ex-husband Kenneth Branagh was up to before they married.
The 48-year-old actress revealed that even though they had been dating for two years, she had no idea that the award-winning actor was having an affair with his long-time assistant, Amanda Woodward.
In an extraordinary piece for the Sunday Mirror, Thompson, whose relationship with Branagh became well-publicised in 1993, claims that she was oblivious to Branagh’s infidelity.
Emma Thompson was married to Kenneth Branagh (pictured with David Hemmings) before they split in 2016
Emma is now married to actor Jack Davenport
Branagh and Woodward had been together for 13 years, but she claims not to have known and was not aware of what was happening to the two actresses in the relationship.
Thompson also revealed that she and Branagh did not have an ‘exact’ relationship.
The former ‘West Wing’ star said: ‘He used to say to me he was my partner, and I used to say that I was his actress and that we had a completely different relationship.’
‘But we never were. I don’t know how to explain it. It was very strange.
Emma Thompson was married to Kenneth Branagh before they split in 2016. Pictured in 2012, the actress was still not expecting to be engaged to him
‘But we always used to laugh and joke about it and I thought that when the relationship was over, I’d be able to go back to being a normal person.
‘Then just after four years we broke up. When it happened, I was not expecting it and to be totally honest I didn’t believe it.’
Thompson’s previous comments about their relationship have been made in hindsight.
She said: ‘We did have an arrangement which was that we’d go out with each other to restaurants. He would make all the decisions. We always met up with each