Kate Beckinsale - Kate Beckinsale Is Proud Of 'Elegant' Split
Kate Beckinsale is proud that she was able to split from her former partner Michael Sheen in an amicable way because it has been good for their 12-year-old daughter.
The 'Contraband' star's eight-year relationship with the actor ended in 2003 and she then embarked on a relationship Len Wiseman - the director of 'Underworld' in which the former couple both starred.
Kate is proud that 12-year-old Lily has been relatively unscathed by her parents' separation and she insists that is down to the behaviour of herself, Michael and Len.
She told Manhattan magazine: "We all realised we were shaped; but our daughter was not and that we had a communal goal to keep her well, to help her to flourish, and I think it's very elegant that nobody lost sight of that, ever."
Kate has previously said she feels "lucky" that her split from 'Frost/Nixon' star Michael was amicable and she feels lucky to still have him in her life.
She has said: "We were very lucky in that we didn't have an acrimonious split. We are still very close and our daughter sees us around each other. I love him dearly - I would miss him dreadfully if he wasn't in my life."