Director Guillermo del Toro announces divorce days after Oscars win

Just days after taking home two Oscars at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Guillermo del Toro revealed that he is no longer married to wife Lorenza Newton.

The filmmaker revealed to Mexican news magazine Reforma that he and Newton finalized their divorce last year after more than 31 years of marriage, but they decided to keep the news private.

"I separated in February [of 2017] and divorced in September,” del Toro told the publication on Wednesday. "But few people knew."

Speculation began to swirl about del Toro's marriage when he walked the Oscars red carpet arm in arm with screenwriter Kim Morgan, who penned the director's upcoming project, Nightmare Alley.

Kim Morgan and Guillermo del Toro at the 90th Annual Academy Awards
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Many wondered why Newton, with whom del Toro shares daughters Marisa and Mariana, didn't accompany him to the star-studded event. However, he preemptively denied any potential rumors that Morgan played a role in his divorce.

"She is working with me, we have a nice friendship," he explained. "In case some news appears, let's clarify that I separated in February. I started working with her at the end of the summer."

Del Toro won big at the Academy Awards this year, taking home Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for his film, The Shape of Water. In his speech, he thanks Morgan by name, as well as his daughters, although he did not mention his ex.

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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Guillermo del Toro (R) and his wife Lorenza Newton attend the 'Crimson Peak' Paris Premiere at UGC Cine Cite Bercy on September 28, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kay-Paris Fernandes/Getty Images)
Lorenza Newton and Guillermo Del Toro attends at the 'Montains May Depart' Premiere during the 68th Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Guillermo Del Toro and his wife Lorenza Newton attend the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on February 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- JULY 09: Director Guillermo del Toro (R) and wife Lorenza Newton arrive at the 'Pacific Rim' - Los Angeles Premiere at Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Director Guillermo del Toro (R) and Lorenza Newton arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics 'I'm So Excited!' during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Director Guillermo del Toro (R) and Lorenza Newton arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics 'I'm So Excited!' during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Guillermo del Toro and wife Lorenza Newton arrive at the 'Don't Be Afraid of The Dark' Closing Night Gala screening during the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Mexican director and member of the Feature Film jury Guillermo del Toro (R) and his wife Lorenza Newton pose as they arrive for the screening of the film 'Shan He Gu Ren' (Mountains May Depart) at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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