American actor Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years Megan Wollover have separated.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Morgan said they are filing for divorce, asking his fans to respect their privacy.
“Sadly, after nearly five years of marriage, Megan and I are filing for divorce. This is a challenging time for all involved, so I ask that you please respect our privacy,” he said.
Wollover’s representative also confirmed that she has filed for divorce, also asking for privacy terming the period a difficult time.
“We can confirm that Megan filed for divorce yesterday… This is a private matter for the family. Megan’s primary focus remains the best interest of the parties’ daughter. She asks that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time,” Wollover’s rep said.
Morgan announced his engagement to Wollover on the Emmys red carpet in September 2012, and later tied the knot in August 2015.
The wedding came 14 months after a deadly accident that left Morgan fighting for his life.
A truck crashed into the actor’s Limousine killing his friend James McNair, 62, and left him wheelchair-bound for five months.
Morgan, 51, and Wollover, 33, share one daughter.
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