David Walliams and Lara Stone are set to formally end their marriage, six months after their effective separation earlier this year.

The pair agreed to a trial separation in March, but will be asking a judge at London’s Central Family Court on Thursday (September 10th) to formally bring to an end their five-year marriage. If the ‘decree nisi’ is accepted, then their union could be over in the next six weeks.

The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge, 44, and supermodel, 31, have been separated from over six months, since Stone left the marital home in North London back in March, taking their two year old son Alfred and pet dog Bertie with her. However, she reportedly re-settled in rented accommodation just three miles away in an upmarket area.

Lara Stone David WalliamsLara Stone and David Walliams are set to finalise their divorce

According to reports by the press in Stone’s native Holland and reproduced by the Mirror, “Lara has no intention of returning and will sign her divorce papers soon. She has been telling people she is never going back. As far as she is concerned the marriage is finished.”

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The estranged couple had not been seen together in public since December last year, when they attended Sir Elton John’s wedding and then a production of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ together in London.

A source close to Walliams told the Daily Mail: “David has been putting on a brave face. But people close to him are very worried because they know he's devastated.” Though they had been estranged for a while, friends and family are thought to be surprised at how quickly things seem to have fallen apart and were sure that the pair would resolve their issues.

They began dating in 2009, shortly after Stone emerged from rehab to tell the world she had won her battle with alcoholism. Walliams proposed to her in Los Angeles in 2010, with the couple tying the knot at a ceremony in Claridge’s later in the year. They then welcomed their first child in May 2013.

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