Gary Lucy and his wife Natasha Gray have split after four years of marriage

Gary Lucy and his wife of four years Natasha Gray have announced that they are getting a divorce.

Actor Gary, perhaps best known for his role in the hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, and his wife Natasha have released a statement confirming they are ending their marriage.

The Sun report that the couple reached the decision to end their four-year marriage mutually and amicably and no other parties were involved.

The statement said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the end of our marriage. This was a very difficult decision, but was reached mutually and amicably. No other parties are involved.’

Gary posted this sweet birthday message to Natasha back in April

Gary and Natasha, who is also an actress, have three children, 15-year-old India, seven-year-old Elvis and three-year-old Sadie. They have stressed that despite their separation their children are their priority and they remain a united family unit.

The statement continued: ‘Our priority is, as always, our children. There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision, just two best friends realising it’s time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives possible.

Gary often posts pictures on social media with his children

‘We are still a family and will always be loving, dedicated parents.’

Dan Wooton, entertainment presenter on Lorraine and The Sun’s executive editor, revealed that Gary told him getting a divorce was a very difficult decision but that the couple’s relationship had been in trouble for the past year.

Dan reports that Natasha gave Gary one final shot to make the marriage work last September but the couple have been unable to resolve their problems.

Gary and Natasha have been together since 2004 but tied the knot ten years later at the Madarin Oriental hotel in London.

While some of Gary’s fans are sad for the actor that his marriage has come to an end, others are hoping they can woo him once he’s back in the dating game…

One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Another gorgeous man back on the market 😍😍😍…. yes yes, so very sad 😉’.

Another said: ‘Ooh is he up for grabs? 😋’.