Anna Friel will "always love" David Thewlis.
The 'Pushing Daisies' actress - who ended her 10-year relationship with the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' actor late last year - is now dating 'Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans but admits she will always have feelings for her former love, with who she has a six-year-old daughter Gracie.
She said: "We were together for 10 years and I'll always love him very much.
"He's a dear, dear man and we're great parents. He's always got his eye on Gracie, as have I."
Following the axing of 'Pushing Daisies' in 2009, Anna has moved back to the UK and loves the fact having a permanent base in Windsor, Berkshire, South East England, has allowed her and David to give Gracie stability, despite the upheaval in their personal life.
She added in an interview with Stylist magazine: "Gracie's got that stability and as far as the break-up goes, she's unscathed by it.
"We juggle it and Gracie is always out biggest priority and I think that's all I have to say about that."