A friend of the former couple revealed the split was no surprise to those close to them, telling Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper: “It has been on the cards a while, I believe.”
Pals of Sam believe his split from 24-year-old Natalie could be responsible for his uncharacteristic outburst at the G-day LA event in Los Angeles on Saturday (22.01.11) when he slammed his fist in to a wall after being asked to wait before walking the red carpet.
The 36-year-old actor also left his seat at the gala a number of times and was reportedly overheard swearing.
However, his mood appeared to have lightened by the end of the event as he made a generous bid at the charity auction, raising his initial offer from $20,000 to $50,000 for a four-night stay at a luxurious resort on Hamilton Island, which is located at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Sam then reportedly hosted a bash in his hotel room at the Chateau Marmont which went on until the early hours of the morning.