Oscar winning "Jojo Rabbit" writer Taika Waititi has separated from his wife, Oscar-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley, Page Six is reporting.
The couple met more than 20 years ago when Chelsea interviewed Taika for a documentary about Māori artists. They reconnected while working on the 2010 dramedy "Boy" — he wrote and directed the film, while she served as an assistant production coordinator. They married two years later at a registry office in New York City.
Suspicions that the couple had parted ways began during awards season. The New Zealand natives, who both worked on "Jojo Rabbit," were not photographed together beyond a group shot at the Golden Globes in January. They have reportedly been separated for two years.
Working together did not seem to be Chelsea's preference. She told the New Zealand Herald in 2018, "I'm just sick of women portrayed as living in the shadow of their partners, that's all. I made one film with him, I was a film-maker before I met him and I continue to do my own stuff."
The couple, who are both 44, have two children together: Te Hinekāhu, 7, and Matewa Kiritapu, 4.
Taika seems to have moved on with Polly Stoker, who was his assistant on 2016's "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and again on 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." They were seen sitting together during the 2020 Oscars and the 2020 BAFTAs. They were also photographed sitting courtside at a Lakers basketball game in Los Angeles on March 10, 2020.