Stranger Things’ David Harbour has shut down rumours of a ‘split’ from Lily Allen, saying their marriage is going “so great”.

The actor is set to return as Hawkins’ Police Chief Jim Hopper in the fifth and final instalment of Netflix’s beloved sci-fi series and commented on going back to work now the SAG-AFTRA strike has ended.

“Ultimately, it’s very good because you get to know someone,” Harbour told PEOPLE about his marriage with the ‘Smile’ singer.

“But, let me tell you, my wife likes when I go to work because it’s nice for her to have her life and me to have my life and for us not to just annoy each other by being around all the time,” he continued.

“We have these two kids, and it’s so great,” he then said, referring to his stepdaughters Ethel and Marnie, Allen’s two kids from her first marriage.

“We get to raise them and stuff, and as our marriage continues, we grow closer and closer.”

Harbour also opened up on his feelings during the strike, likening his experience to going through the COVID lockdowns.

“It’s been bad,” the actor said.

“It’s like what happened to me in the same way in COVID, where you think to yourself like, ‘Oh, now, I kind of have all this time.’ And then you just check your Google alerts every five minutes and are just neurotically insecure.”

Following a tentative agreement with the studios was reached on November 9, SAG-AFTRA members are now set to go back to work, with Harbour and the rest of the Stranger Things cast expect to return on set for the final season.

“I just love that show and I love that character so much,” Harbour previously told The Hollywood Reporter about playing Hopper one more time. “It’s the last season and I’m looking forward to just diving in with my whole heart into this guy that, certainly career wise, has made a huge difference in my life.”

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are streaming worldwide on Netflix.


By Ivaylo Angelov

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