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COLIN Firth was pictured enjoying a leisurely stroll with BBC reporter Joanna Gosling a year after his split from wife Livia Giuggioli

The dashing Bridget Jones actor, 60, looked like a country man as he smiled and strolled through Richmond Park with Joanna, 49

Dressed in a gray flat cap and thick winter coat, Colin shrugged with his hands as the couple chatted

They stopped in for a social distancing conversation on a newspaper, with well-dressed Joanna fixed on M’s crush Darcy

While Joanna split from her 18-year-old husband Sir Craig Oliver in 2014 she was David Cameron’s communications director and led the Remain campaign The former couple shares three daughters

A-List star Colin confirmed their marital breakdown in a statement and insisted they “maintain a close friendship” after 22 years of marriage

Their publicists said in a joint statement: “They have a close friendship and remain united in their love for their children”

Their split came after The Sun revealed in 2018 that a man accused of stalking Livia claimed to have shared a passionate year-long affair – which has seen them romp around the world

Livia admitted to having a brief affair with journalist Marco Brancaccia while she was temporarily separated from the King’s Speech star

But she and the actor denounced the 56-year-old to the cops, accusing her of stalking her and sending terrifying messages as well as an email with a compromising photo of her

But, divorced, Marco insisted that he was not a stalker and that their affair lasted almost 12 months

He said: “We met at a party at Colin and Livia’s in Italy I had known her for years and one thing led to another

“She would tell Colin that she was on a business trip and that we would meet all over the world We have met in New York, Brazil, Iceland, Italy and even London, where they live

“We went to the 2016 Pirelli calendar launch together in London and I was seated at the same table as her We went to the Rio carnival together I would say we were very much in love

“Sometimes when we were together she would get a call from Colin I’m the one called a stalker when I haven’t done anything wrong” “

Marco has been charged with waging an eight-month stalking campaign against the Firths between September 2016 and May 2018

Sources said Colin confronted his wife about her alleged affair after receiving an email

A friend of the actor’s reportedly said, “This email was basically telling Colin everything he had been doing with his wife for the past year.

“The email was a detailed rant, humiliated Colin and was crafted with no other motive than to hurt He described intimate gatherings that would devastate any husband

“He did so with the mistaken and hopeless belief that he could destabilize Colin and Livia’s efforts to sort things out

The Firths have appeared on the red carpet together on several occasions during the time they said they were apart

They posed for the Baftas cameras in February 2016 and a host of other red carpet engagements

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World News – UK – Colin Firth, 60, &, BBC reporter Joanna Gosling, 49, chuckles in a comfortable stroll