Jenna Fischer, husband James Gunn go separate ways

(Chris Pizzello / AP)

Jenna Fischer of “The Office” and her husband, filmmaker James Gunn, have separated after six years of marriage, Fischer’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said Friday.

“We are sorry for any pain this causes family and friends,” the pair said in a statement on Gunn’s MySpace page. “The enthusiasm we have 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.”

The 33-year-old actress was nominated for an Emmy this year for her work on NBC’s “The Office.” She portrays mousy secretary Pam Beesly, who found confidence last season when she confessed her romantic feelings to co-worker Jim Halpert (John Krasinksi).

Gunn, 37, directed last year’s “Slither,” which co-starred Fischer.

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