Tilda Swinton reveals secret of her marriage and her lover

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London, Oct 20 : English actress Tilda Swinton, 48, has finally decided to put an end to the rumours about her being in a relationship with two men.

Swinton had revealed in a recent interview that her marriage to Scots artist and playwright John Byrne ended five years ago, but they had decided to continue living together in their Highland home.

The actress, who has ten-year-old twins, Honor and Xavier with Byrne, also revealed that her relationship with German born artist Sandro Kopp, 30, began four years ago when filming The Chronicles of Narnia in New Zealand.

According to her, Kopp, who is 18 years her junior, visits her Nairn home regularly and has played a major role in her children's lives.

"I've been with Sandro for four years and John and I haven't been a couple for over five. My children have known and loved Sandro for almost half their lives," the Scotsman quoted her as saying.

"Maybe the unorthodox thing, it's sad to say, is that we're all so happy and this comes as a shock to people.

"When you say you love the father of your children and you also are in love with someone else, they immediately assume you're all in bed together.

"The idea that you have to defend yourself seems really sad," she added.

Kopp, who moved to New Zealand in 2000, was working as an illustrator on the Narnia movie, which saw Swinton's performance as the White Witch propel her to international stardom.

ANI

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