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David Walliams jets off to the Maldives to get over split

David Walliams jets off to the Maldives to get over split

David Walliams has jetted off to the Maldives with Jimmy Carr to get over his split from wife Lara Stone.

The comedian skipped the 'Britain's Got Talent' launch on Thursday (09.04.15) to go on the pre-arranged holiday with his 'Eight out of Ten Cats' presenter friend.

David believes the sun-drenched break is just the thing he needs to put supermodel Lara - who he tied the knot with in 2010 and has a 20-month-old son called Alfred with - out of his mind.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jimmy is a real rock to David. He has been a great friend to him over the years and is helping him through this tough time. They might be in one of the most romantic places on Earth, which could have been extremely painful for David, but Jimmy is really keeping him smiling - even while he's surrounded by newlyweds. It helps that they're in such a peaceful and beautiful setting.

"David has been working flat out recently, in spite of his love dramas, so he needed a break with a good mate. It's giving him a lot of time to think things over."

The couple initially had a trial separation and although David, 43, had been hopeful of a reconciliation he and Lara, 31, are heading for divorce.

A friend of the pair recently revealed: "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. They're both devastated that they haven't been able to make it work."