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Debra Messing and Will Chase split up after sparking during ‘Smash’

Actors Will Chase and Debra Messing have split up.
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“Will & Debra” has come to an end: Debra Messing and Will Chase have split up.

The “Will & Grace” alum’s breakup news was confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

“Debra Messing and Will Chase have ended their two and a half year relationship, but remain close friends,” her rep’s office said in a statement.

Messing, 46, and Chase, 44, were first linked in late 2011 when they were costarring in NBC’s now-canceled musical drama “Smash,” according to Us Weekly, which first reported the split.

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Though she’s no longer starring in Chase’s life, the TV actress has a new NBC series to headline: “The Mysteries of Laura.”

Chase, a Tony Award nominee, has played Luke Wheeler on ABC’s country-music drama “Nashville” since 2013.

Messing was previously married to writer-producer Daniel Zelman, with whom she shares a son, Roman Walker Zelman, 10. She and Zelman were married from 2001 to 2011.

Chase was married to actress Stephanie Gibson from 2009 to 2012.

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