Sharon Horgan is the queen of relatable comedy, and her new show about the ups and downs of being in a relationship will make you laugh out loud. Together on BBC Two stars the person who made Catastrophe and James McAvoy. Is Sharon Horgan married in real life? She plays one half of a couple that is about to break up.
Pulling, Catastrophe, Motherland, and Divorce are all works by Horgan. She has a lot of experience making funny TV out of real family life. She told the Guardian that she gets ideas for her shows from her own life, and that one of her most successful projects came from her marriage.
Inside Sharon Horgan Divorce With Ex-Husband Jeremy Rainbird
Entertainment Daily said that that Horgan was married to Jeremy Rainbird, a businessman. The newspaper says that the couple got married in 2005 but broke up in 2019. They have two children: Sadhbh, who is 16 years old, and Amer, who is 11 years old.
In a statement to the Sunday Times, Rainbird confirmed that they had broken up. “She’s a great mom and a great business partner,” he told the publication. I love her very much, but the divorce will be finalized sometime in the next three to four months.” He also said that they are still “true friends” and live right next door to each other. The article also talked about how they worked together. It said that while they were married, Rainbird started the production company Merman, which made the movies Catastrophe, Motherland, and Divorce.
Catastrophe viewers may recognize the story of how they got together. Just like on the show, Horgan got pregnant with their first child without trying. This happened very early on in their relationship. She told the Irish Independent, “That happened to me, so writing about it made sense.”
Catastrophe was based on this and other events in her life and relationship. She told the Guardian that she and her co-star and writer Rob Delaney had one rule about writing the series: they wouldn’t make anything up. “When I write about what’s going on in my life or what’s happened in my life, I feel like I connect with it more and have more to say. She said, “Putting things on paper is also a little extra therapy for me. I really want to write about what it’s like to be a woman of a certain age whose life is changing.”
Since her divorce, Horgan has been honest about how hard it can be to take care of her kids with her ex-husband, work on new projects, and film on location. When asked how her life has changed, she told the Telegraph, “You have to be a lot more organized and plan ahead. If you think you might be filming in Ireland for three weeks, you should let your co-parent know. But it works. I need to get older.”
Still, Horgan and Rainbird sound like a good pair. But, she told Lauren Laverne on BBC’s Desert Island Discs that she had to get used to co-parenting. “I was fun mom for a long time. Everything changes, and you take on many more roles. I’m much more practical than I used to be, which I think is a good thing,” she said. “There were some low points in the middle where I thought, ‘Oh, I’m not sure I’m a good mother like I thought I was.'”
A new show In Together, she applies her funny mind to more family drama. In the show Lockdown, she plays one half of a couple that has been unhappy for years. Even though Horgan and McAvoy’s characters have known about their problems for a while, they can’t avoid them any longer when they are forced to live together in March 2020. Get ready to both laugh and cry.