Amy Nuttall, best known for her role in Downton Abbey, revealed on Sunday that her mother, Elaine, has passed away. The 41-year-old actress shared the devastating news with her Instagram followers, expressing her grief and gratitude for her mother's strength throughout her battle with a grade 4 glioblastoma - an aggressive form of brain tumor. Amy was by her mother's side as Elaine peacefully passed away on October 30th.
In the emotional Instagram post, Amy described her mother as her rock and best friend. She praised Elaine's unwavering courage and ability to maintain her sense of humor despite the diagnosis. Amy expressed her uncertainty about navigating life without her mother but acknowledged that she will always carry her mother's spirit with her.
This heartbreaking loss comes on the heels of Amy's recent split from her husband, Andrew Buchan, for the second time. The couple's relationship had been strained following Andrew's alleged affair with his Better co-star, Leila Farzad. Despite attempting to rebuild their marriage, Amy ultimately called it quits and ended their 11-year union.
Amy and Andrew's separation was first reported in February of this year, when the actor moved out and began a relationship with Leila. The news came as a shock to Amy, who had demanded a divorce and aimed to move forward after the betrayal. However, there were signs of a possible reconciliation in June when both Amy and Andrew were seen arriving at their family home together.
In July, Amy reportedly set strict rules for their reunion, including weekly date nights and complete transparency in their communication. However, it appears that their efforts were not enough to overcome the challenges they faced, leading to their final separation.
Amidst the personal hardships Amy has endured, her mother's passing undoubtedly adds another layer of grief. Amy's followers have sent messages of support and condolences during this difficult time, honoring her mother's memory and the strength she displayed throughout her battle.
Our thoughts go out to Amy Nuttall and her family as they navigate through this heartbreaking loss. May Elaine's memory live on in their hearts, and may they find comfort and healing in the midst of their sorrow.