Kiwi Oscar-winning director and actor Taika Waititi and Academy Award-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley are reportedly separated.

The pair, both 44, met over two decades ago when she interviewed him for a documentary about Māori artists, and then reconnected in 2010 while working on Boy.

Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley. File photo / Norrie Montgomery
Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley. File photo / Norrie Montgomery

They married nearly two years later in New York and share two daughters Te Hinekahu, 7, and Matewa Kiritapu, 4.

But according to a report by pop culture website Page Six, the pair quietly separated two years ago.

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The Herald on Sunday asked Winstanley about the rumours in 2018 but she would not address the split.

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Fans started questioning if the couple had separated when they weren't photographed together on awards-season red carpets this year to promote their critically acclaimed film Jojo Rabbit, which they both worked on.

Winstanley hinted at a separation on social media when, in a photo with her mother at the 2020 Oscars, she said: "This is a better one of my stunning mama date!! Way better date than a seat filler! (For those of you who have sent me sweet uplifting messages you know what I mean)."

Taika Waititi and star Roman Griffin Davis talk their Academy Award-winning film Jojo Rabbit.

She also responded on Twitter to a portrait drawn of her and Waititi with "#notmyhusband".

Waititi meanwhile has been spotted at multiple events with the same woman, which the report named as Polly Stoker, his assistant on 2016's Hunt for the Wilderpeople and 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.

The Page Six report names Polly Stoker as Taika Waititi's new love interest, saying they have been spotted out together. Photo / Getty
The Page Six report names Polly Stoker as Taika Waititi's new love interest, saying they have been spotted out together. Photo / Getty