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Rowan Atkinson set for divorce

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Rowan Atkinson set for divorce

Rowan Atkinson is set to get divorced today (10.11.15).

The 'Mr Bean' star split from his make-up artist wife Sunetra in 2014 after 24 years of marriage and the couple will reportedly be granted a decree nisi at London's Central Family Court, according to The Sun.

Rowan, 60 and 54-year-old Sunetra met in the Eighties when she was working as a BBC make-up artist, and they tied the knot in 1990.

They have two children together.

The couple were building an £11 million home in Oxfordshire when they split in 2014 and Sunetra has since moved to a £21 million London mansion while Rowan has a £4 million base in the city.

He is currently dating comedian Louise Ford, 32 - star of Sky sitcom 'Chickens'.

Meanwhile, there was good news for Rowan earlier this year when he sold his car for £8 million.

The actor agreed one of the "biggest-ever" vehicle deals in the UK by parting with his 240mph McLaren F1 sports car - which was rebuilt in 2011 after a crash - for the huge sum, making a staggering £7.3 million profit on the £640,000 he paid for the vehicle in 1997.

Specialist car dealer David Clark, who originally sold Rowan rare vehicle, said: "Everyone is very pleased with the sale.

"There was interest from around the world and it has gone to a British buyer who will drive it like Rowan did.

"It is one of the biggest ever deals in the UK. Rowan is pleased, but also maybe a bit sad as he did 40,000 miles in it."