British comedian Jason Manford secretly split from his wife last year (12).

The funnyman wed actress Catherine in 2007, but the marriage was rocked in 2010 when it was revealed the star had been exchanging saucy messages with a female fan on

The couple, parents to three daughters, worked through the drama but it has now been revealed they quietly parted ways in 2012.

A spokesperson for Manford tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Jason Manford and his wife ­Catherine have ­­separated. The separation is entirely amicable and happened last year. They remain friends and their priority is the future joint parenting of their ­children."