Toni Collette announces divorce after husband caught kissing another woman

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Toni Collette announced her divorce from longtime husband Dave Galafassi shortly after photos of kissing another woman surfaced.

The actress, 50, took to her recently reactivated Instagram account Wednesday to reveal she and the 44-year-old musician were going their separate ways after almost 20 years of marriage.

“It is with grace and gratitude that we announce we are divorcing,” began the joint statement, which was accompanied by an image of a floral arrangement that spelled out “PEACE & LOVE.”

“We’re united in our decision and part with continuing respect and care for each other,” the statement continued. “Our kids are of paramount importance to us and we will continue to thrive as a family, albeit a different shape.”

The actress took to Instagram Wednesday to reveal she and the musician were going their separate ways after almost 20 years of marriage.

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The actress took to Instagram Wednesday to reveal she and the musician were going their separate ways after almost 20 years of marriage.

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Collette and Galafassi — who tied the knot in 2003 and have divided their time between the United States and Australia in recent years — share two children: daughter Sage Florence, 14, and son Arlo Robert, 11.

“We’re thankful for the space and love you grant us as we evolve and move through this transition peacefully,” the pair concluded their statement, adding, “Big thanks.”

"Peace & Love" sign made of flowers
“No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it,” Collette cryptically shared before the announcement.
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A few hours prior to sharing the news, Collette posted a cryptic quote to her Instagram Story that read, “No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it.”

The actress’ suspicious social media activity was preceded by paparazzi photos showing Galafassi making out with a mystery blonde on the beach in Sydney early Wednesday morning.

Toni Collette staring out a window
Galafassi was photographed making out with an Australian chiropractor early Wednesday morning.
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The former drummer and the bikini-clad beauty — who has since been identified as a 41-year-old chiropractor named Shannon Egan — engaged in PDA both in the water and on the sand in front of onlookers.

One eyewitness told the Daily Mail the two were “all over each other.”

Reps for Collette have not yet responded to Page Six’s request for comment.


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