A day to celebrate! Naomi Watts honored Liev Schreiber at his 54th birthday

“Happy birthday to this Libra ️ @lievschreiber, the other half of these precious gifts! 🎉🎉 I wish you a great day !! ” Watts, 53, wrote on Instagram on Monday, October 4, along with a black and white selfie of the couple with their sons Sasha, 14 and Kai, 12.

Schreiber, 54, also shared a cute post for Watts on her birthday last week.

“Happy birthday mom !!! We love you beyond our borders,” wrote Schreiber on Tuesday, September 28, via Instagram to a family picture.

The couple, who originally started dating in 2005, made it clear throughout their relationship that they made a decision not to tie the knot.

“We are very together. We just don’t have that certificate, and that’s fine with both of us. Maybe one day we’ll just wake up and say, ‘Hey, let’s do this.’ And maybe not, ”Mulholland Drive actress told Easy Living in 2011.

In September 2016, the duo decided to go their separate ways after 11 years of relationship. A year after their split, Twin Peaks alum shared their approach to raising their children together.

“I’m single. I’m bringing up a common parenting,” Watts told Vogue Australia in 2017. “There are good and bad days. Liev and I get along very well and we try to do our best for the children and hope that we do He’s a fantastic father, a wonderful, wonderful man, and we still want the best for each other. That’s pretty much all I will say. “

For his part, alum Ray Donovan also explained the amount of work required to go into co-parenting after a breakup.

“You build a life with someone and things change. And I think we saw it that we will always be partners and that holds us together and keeps us friendly, “he told PorterEdit in August 2019.” But I think we are more than I think we are too really care about each other. “

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber visit the “St. Vincent ”premiere in New York. Evan Agostini / Invision / AP / Shutterstock

Schreiber noted that the point was not only to keep things polite for their children, but also to have a good relationship between him and Watts.

“It’s important to support one another, you know? It is really important. I made some jokes about mom with the boys at breakfast this morning and her eyes light up when I talk about her, ”he recalled at the time. “You can see how important it is to them that their parents take care of each other and that no matter what happens, they keep trying to do it.”

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