Nigel Farage’s wife said they have been living “separate lives” for years.
German-born Kristen Farage said that the former Ukip leader moved out of their family house in Kent “a while ago”.
The announcement came after reports that Mr Farage was living together with a French woman politician.
Kristen Farage was politician’s second wife.
Although she said that the situation is “not news to any of the people involved”, it was quickly picked up by the mainstream press, as the first relationship statement from Kristen Farage.
The announcement from Mrs Farage came after reports that former Ukip leader is sharing a house with another woman.
Laure Ferrari – who runs the Institute for Direct Democracy in Europe (IDDE) – has been living in the former Ukip leader’s house in Chelsea for the past week, reported The Mail on Sunday.
Mr Farage told the newspaper that he was helping her out because she needed accommodation and had nowhere else to stay.