Kingsley splits from wife after kissing picture published

Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley has split up with his wife of 15 months after a German newspaper published a picture of her kissing another man.

Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley has split up with his wife of 15 months after a German newspaper published a picture of her kissing another man.

On Monday, the BZ tabloid printed a picture of Alexandra Christmann passionately locking lips with estate agent Sammy Brauner, the son of well-known German movie producer Atze Brauner.

That night, a photographer for the publication spotted Christmann holding hands with Brauner at a party, where she told the snapper: "I've split from Ben. Sammy is my new boyfriend now. We are a couple and we are really happy."

Gandhi actor Kingsley married Christmann in October 2003.

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