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Naomi Watts Breaks Silence on Liev Schreiber Split: ‘I Feel Like Change Is Always Scary’

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Naomi Watts is getting candid about her recent split from longtime partner Liev Schreiber.

“I feel I’m in a good place in my life and I want to make sure my kids are healthy, my kids are happy and things are going to go well,” Watts, 48, told The Daily Telegraph Australia in an interview published on Saturday. “Those are my hopes for me and for all of us.”

The actress went on to discuss that in or out of the spotlight, the breakup has been a time of change for their family of four.

“I feel, whether you’re famous or not, transitions are scary for anybody,”she said. “I feel like change is always scary, but that’s only because transition for anyone is new and you wonder how things are going to go.”

Even logistical decisions, like where and how to celebrate the holidays, is something Watts admits she needs to resolve.

“I’m still figuring out Christmas plans for this year,” Watts added. “I obviously want to get back to Australia, but I’m currently working on a TV show, Gypsy, and I’ve only got a limited amount of time off.”

The former couple announced the end of their relationship in a joint statement to PEOPLE in late September.

“Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple,” Schreiber and Watts said in the statement. ““It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy.”

RELATED VIDEO: Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Split After 11 Years Together

The couple share two children and were together for 11 years. Despite their split, they have appeared to be amicably separated. Just one week after they announced their decision, Watts took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of Schreiber and the couple’s sons Sasha, 8, and Samuel, 7.

Earlier that same week, Schreiber reached out to Watts by commenting on another one of her Instagram posts, writing “Happy Birthday Sweetheart.”