Halle Berry reportedly "kicked out" Gabriel Aubry several months ago after realising their relationship was over.
The Oscar-winning actress decided to end her four-and-a-half year union with the Canadian model as she knew her future wasn't with him, but wanted the split to be as amicable as possible for the sake of their daughter, Nahla, two.
A source told People magazine: "She kicked him out months ago because he wasn't able to pull his weight in the relationship and she wanted to move on.
A representative for twice-married Halle confirmed the break-up, saying: "They have been split for some time, but remain friends and committed parents to their daughter."
Gabriel, 34, has recently spoken out about the split saying the priority for him and 43-year-old Halle was little Nahla.
He said: "While I will not comment on all of the wild inaccuracies being speculated about in the media, I am sad to say that Halle and I have decided together to separate at this time.
"She is, and will forever be one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known, and I am certain that we will continue to have only love and respect for one another."
"We have been blessed with the most amazing daughter in the world, and her happiness and well-being are the most important thing for both of us. Please respect our privacy during this very difficult time."