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Del Toro told Mexican magazine Reforma, "I separated in February (of 2017) and divorced in September. But few people knew."
Speculation began to swirl about del Toro's marriage when he walked the Oscars red carpet arm-in-arm with screenwriter Kim Morgan, who penned the director's upcoming project, "Nightmare Alley".
In the interview, the director, however, said he is just good friends with Morgan and she was not a factor in his divorce.
"She is working with me, we have a nice friendship. In case some news appear, let's clarify that I separated in February. I started working with her at the end of the summer."
Del Toro shares daughters Marisa and Mariana with Newton.
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