Anna Friel was terrified her daughter would struggle when she split from David Thewlis.

The former 'Pushing Daisies' actress ended her 10-year relationship with David Thewlis in summer 2010 and is pleased their six-year-old child Gracie has adjusted to The Changes in her parents' personal life.

She said: "She's never seen an argument or disagreement. And she's been so good with the whole break-up. That was my biggest fear, as it was David's.

"But luckily, she's remained unscathed and really likes Rhys and David's girlfriend."

The British beauty is now in a relationship with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, who she started dating in January, and says her hopes for the future involve maintaining a successful balance between her personal and professional life.

She explained to Britain's Marie Claire magazine: "I want a sustained, happy relationship - which I have now and Hope to maintain - children, and to earn my living as an actress.

"I've worked really, really hard. I want peace and calm and I also want my career."