'Office' Star Jenna Fischer, Filmmaker Husband Split


Jenna Fischer, who plays the oft-heartbroken Pam on "The Office," has had her own real-life romance go sour.

The 33-year-old actress and her filmmaker husband James Gunn announced Wednesday, Sept. 5 on their respective MySpace pages that they have separated.

Their identical statements read:

"We (James and Jenna) need to announce that we have chosen to separate. We are sorry for any pain this causes family and friends. The enthusiasm we have expressed for each other's lives, spirits, and careers is real –- we have been each other's cheerleader and friend during the past six years and continue to be so now and in the future.

"And a special note for our MySpace fans –- We appreciate your support over the years, and would be overjoyed to have you continue supporting us both. You might be tempted to make one of us "feel better" by putting the other one down in a post. Please don't -– we still have the utmost respect for one another, and we'd have to delete you. We aren't taking questions or doing interviews about this particular aspect of our lives. We're also avoiding reading any press on the subject, so don't send us any clippings or links about the split. Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy."

Fischer first met Gunn through his brother, actor Sean Gunn (Kirk on "Gilmore Girls"), a lifelong friend with whom she took acting classes as children. The couple married in October 2000.

James Gunn, 37, is a screenwriter who wrote "Scooby-Doo," "Scooby-Doo 2," "Dawn of the Dead" and "Slither," which he also directed.

Fischer is nominated for her role as the lovelorn Pam Beesly on NBC's "The Office." In May, Fischer fractured her back in New York at an upfront party, and Gunn had flown out to be by her side. She has since recovered enough to work.

Her film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon" (in theaters Sept. 7) and the upcoming "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," opposite John C. Reilly.

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