Entertainment Movies Toni Collette Shares Poem About Courage and Change After Announcing Her Split from Husband Toni Collette and Dave Galafassi announced last Wednesday that they are divorcing "after a substantial period of separation" By Tommy McArdle Tommy McArdle Twitter Tommy McArdle is a digital news writer at PEOPLE covering stories across all of the brand's verticals. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Tommy covered the entertainment industry at Looper and sports at The Sporting News and Boston.com. He graduated from Emerson College in 2019. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 13, 2022 11:33 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Toni Collette is turning to poetry in the wake of her divorce from Dave Galafassi. On Monday, the Hereditary actress, 50, shared a poem titled Halfway There from author and poet Kate Baer on her Instagram Story, just four days after she used the social media platform to announce that she and Galafassi, 44, would split after 20 years of marriage. "Whatever happens, you are free to go," the poem reads. "Free to peel off what's left of this story and choose another. It is not too late. It is definitely worth the trouble." "Remember the story of the lion lost without his courage," the poem continues. "Too scared, full of fury, the great wizard standing in the emerald tower, knowing the lion was already brave." Toni Collette Announces Divorce from Her Husband as Photos of Him Kissing Another Woman Surface Toni Collette/Instagram Collette and Galafassi initially announced their divorce in a statement shared on Instagram last Wednesday that has since been edited to clarify that their decision to divorce came after a separation. An edit was made to the statement on Collette's account that now begins, "After a substantial period of separation, it is with grace and gratitude that we announce we are divorcing." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "We're united in our decision and part with continuing respect and care for each other," they added. "Our kids are of paramount importance to us and we will continue to thrive as a family, albeit a different shape. We're thankful for the space and love you grant us as we evolve and move through this transition peacefully. Big thanks." Collette and Galafassi tied the knot in a Buddhist ceremony in 2003. The former couple shares daughter Sage Florence, 14, and son Arlo Robert, 11. Mark Davis/CBS Before the announcement post, Collette shared a quote on her Instagram Story that read: "No matter what your current circumstances are, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it." Toni Collette and Dave Galafassi Decided to Divorce After 'Substantial Period of Separation' The initial announcement came as photos of Galafassi and another woman kissing at a beach the day before in Sydney, Australia, surfaced. The Daily Mail published the photos that also show the musician and the woman sitting together, holding hands in the water, and sharing multiple kisses. Reps for Collette did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment last Wednesday. A rep for Galfassi could not immediately be located.