ACCORDING to The Sun, Lara Stone left the London home she shared with her husband David Walliams on Tuesday night, taking their son Alfred and dog Bert.

Last seen together on 23rd December at the London Production of Edward Scissorhands, pals are said to be shocked and surprised; theirs was thought to be a rock-solid union.

A source close to the comedian told The Sun, “ David has been putting on a brave face. But people close to him are very worried because they know he's devastated. David hopes it is a blip and that they can get the marriage back on track somehow, especially seeing as there is a child involved. He is fiercely protective of Lara”

The alleged split has happened almost five years since they tied the knot at London’s exclusive Claridges hotel. The funny man won her over by her by taking her to a Chelsea football match - she's a fan - and later filling her home with flowers.

After the wedding she said, “ I’m madly in love. I’ve never been happier. We met at a party and then went on a few dates. He’s wonderful. He’s amazing. He makes me laugh. He’s a proper gentleman. I’m happy.”

The Britain’s Got Talent judge was equally loved up. “ It’s a lovely thing to fall in love, to come back and feel like you’ve got a home. I would be at work filming and my wife would be saying, ‘What time are you home because I want to know what time to put the shepherd’s pie on? I never thought I’d have that. An international supermodel who can make a great shepherd’s pie.’”

In 2012, Walliams tweeted that the two were expecting and they welcomed their little boy, Alfred, the next year. Lara said last year that she was blissfully happy. “ I’m blessed,” she said. “ I have a fantastic husband, a beautiful baby, a wonderful dog and a super job. Life’s pretty good and normal.”

It’s hugely doubtful the split has anything to do with Justin Bieber asking Lara out recently when the two shot the most recent ad for Calvin Klein. The pop star asked her on a date which she turned down. It can hardly be the first time the glamazon’s been asked out since getting wed, after all.

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The pair’s Twitter accounts offer no clues to the separation, with their most recent tweets being purely professional. However, it’s rumoured the split is a trial. And whilst the pair’s reps have stayed tight lipped about the situation, let’s hope for a happy ending.