Alfie Boe and his wife Sarah at the Olivier Awards

Alfie Boe on divorce from wife Sarah and personal growth: ‘I want to become a better man and learn from the past’

Alfie split from his wife in 2020

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Singer Alfie Boe has had a tough couple of years following the breakdown of his marriage to his wife.

The singer – who’s on the Big Night Of Musicals by the National Lottery this weekend – battled to keep his personal struggles out of the spotlight during the pandemic.

But what happened to Alfie Boe and his wife, and are they no longer together?

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Alfie Boe and his ex-wife, Sarah Boe, pictured at an awards ceremony back in 2017 (Credit: Cover Images)

Does Alfie Boe have a wife?

Alfie Boe split from his ex-wife, Sarah Boe, in 2020. The former couple were married for 16 years having tied the knot in 2004.

During their marriage, the couple welcomed a daughter, Grace and a son, Alfred.

In a statement at the time, the Freeze the Fear star said: “After speculation about my marriage to Sarah ending, I can confirm that we have separated.”

“I have nothing but love and respect for Sarah. She’s been an incredible partner and an amazing mother to our two beautiful children and everything is very amicable.”

“Other parts of the story, though, are absolute nonsense. I would just kindly ask for the respect of our privacy during this time, as we work things out. I thank you all for your welcomed support.”

There were initially rumours that Alfie had cheated, however, he rubbished these at the time.

Alfie Boe smiling against a white backdrop
Alfie has since denied cheating allegations (Credit: Splash News)

What has Alfie Boe said about his marriage?

Alfie bravely opened up about his divorce in the first episode of Freeze the Fear.

“I am here to find something in myself that I may have lost after a while. The last couple of years have been really tough,” he told host Holly Willoughby.

“I think the biggest challenges in life are not so much physical ones, they’re emotional and mental challenges.

I’d been ­travelling, on the road a lot. Having to say goodbye for months at a time was hard.

“Recently, unfortunately, my marriage came to an end. I think this is an experience that I am going to value a lot to mentally stimulate myself and become a better person.

“I want to become a better man and learn from the past.”

Alfie has laid some of the blame for the split on the time he spent apart with his ex-wife due to his flourishing career.

“I think the time apart did sort of distance us a little bit and we tried to make things work as far as being together,” he said in 2021.

“They [Sarah and their two children] came over to visit me, but inevitably I was still working, having to do interviews and so on, and I couldn’t focus 100 per cent on the family when they were around.”

‘Having to say goodbye was hard’

Speaking to the Mirror in 2022, Alfie admitted the cause of their split.

He said: “It was just one thing after another.”

Alfie added: “I’d been ­travelling, on the road a lot. Having to say goodbye for months at a time was hard.”

‘She’s an amazing woman’

However, despite their split, Alfie and Sarah remain close thanks to their children.

“I still have a lot of love and affection for my ex-wife,” he said previously.

“She’s an absolutely amazing woman and a wonderful mother. I’m grateful for the years that we had together, I really am.”

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Catch Alfie on Big Night at the Musicals by the National Lottery on BBC One Saturday (January 27) at 7.50pm.

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