Daniel Macpherson and Zoe Ventoura announce shock split

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

Dan Macpherson and Zoe Ventura have announced they have split after five years of marriage.

Home and Away star Ventoura and Strike Back actor Macpherson took to their Instagram pages to let their followers know the sad news alongside a photo of them both looking into the sunset.

Daniel Macpherson and Zoe Ventoura
Dan Macpherson and Zoe Ventura have announced they have split after five years of marriage. Photo: Getty Images

“With the greatest respect for each other, Dan/Zoe and I have separated,” they wrote.

“Together, we will continue wholeheartedly to raise our beautiful boy Austin. He is, and will forever be, our greatest priority.

“We ask for your respect and will be making no further comment.”

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Daniel Macpherson and Zoe Ventoura watching a sunset
They both made the announcement alongside this photo. Photo: Instagram/Dan Macpherson and Zoe Ventura
Dan Macpherson and Zoe Ventura kissing
They met in 2011 and married in 2015. Photo: Instagram/Zoe Ventura

The couple met on the set of Wild Boys in 2011 and married on the Sunshine Coast in 2015.

They welcomed their first son, Austin Xavier, together in December last year.

They’ve been very private about their relationship, only posting a scatter of pictures of each other to social media over the years.

Dan made the decision to fly to Ireland to film recently, with his Instagram account showing him enjoying the outdoors while overseas.

In May, Macpherson have a rare interview about his experience with fatherhood on the Samantha Gash Podcast.

"Even in those first couple of months before he was born, it really has shed light on my relationship with my father," he said.

"My father and I are now the closest we've ever been and I understand his love for me and the way he has shown that throughout my life a lot more and that's been really lovely."

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