Madeleine West hints at career sacrifices in the middle of a split with Shannon Bennett

<pre><pre>Former neighborhood star Madeleine West CONFIRMS her separation from Shannon Bennett

Actress Madeleine West confirmed over the weekend that she had separated from Shannon Bennett, her 13-year-old boyfriend.

And the 38-year-old Neighbors star revealed Monday that he made several career sacrifices to raise the couple's six children.

"I say no to many jobs, so I can be a practical mother at home," she told TV Week.

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"I said no to many jobs": Madeleine West, 38, has hinted at the professional sacrifices she made to raise her six children in the middle of her separation from Shannon Bennett. On the photo in March 2016

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Madeleine West to get their comments.

Madeleine, who will return to television in the new drama Playing For Keeps, also told the magazine that she enjoyed playing the wife of a trainer AFL on the show.

"She is very affectionate, but still very much in her own body," she said of her character.

It's over! On Sunday, Madeline confirmed that she and Shannon, who is a guest judge at MasterChef, had split up after 13 years together. In the photo with Shannon and friend Diana Chan

It's over! On Sunday, Madeline confirmed that she and Shannon, who is a guest judge at MasterChef, had split up after 13 years together. In the photo with Shannon and friend Diana Chan

It's over! On Sunday, Madeline confirmed that she and Shannon, who is a guest judge at MasterChef, had split up after 13 years together. In the photo with Shannon and friend Diana Chan

In Sunday's Stellar magazine, Madeline confirmed that she and Shannon, who is a guest judge at MasterChef, had split up after 13 years together.

Madeleine said having a "crowd" of children put pressure on their relationship, adding that they were struggling to "reconnect as friends and parents."

The couple started dating in 2005, and they are parents of Phoenix, 12, Hendrix, 10, Xascha, eight, Xanthe, six and twins Xalia and Margaux, four.

They never got married.

"It exerts exponential pressures on a relationship, and cracks can form": during an interview with Stellar, Madeleine hinted that the stress of family life took its toll on the couple

Madeleine first appeared on the acting scene as Dee Bliss on Neighbors in 2000.

Her acting career derailed in 2003 when she was hit by a bus while crossing Oxford Street in Sydney, which left her with a broken skull.

In spite of happening to carry out The Wrong Girl, Underbelly and House Husbands after the accident, Madeleine thought that its race had ended at that moment.

"When the doctors allowed me to see myself in the mirror for the first time, my immediate thought was:" My career as an actress ended, "he told The Weekly Review in 2016.

"I thought it was over": Madeline confessed that she thought her career as an actress was over when she was hit by a bus in Sydney in 2003. In the picture here in Underbelly as Danielle McGuire in 2016

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