David Schwimmer taking time apart from wife
David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe Buckman are taking time apart.
The couple – who have five-year-old daughter Cleo together – are taking a break from their six-year marriage in order to "determine the future" of their relationship, and have appealed for support and privacy in order to focus on raising their little girl during their "new chapter".
They told Us Weekly in a statement: "It is with great love, respect and friendship that we have decided to take some time apart while we determine the future of our relationship.
"Our priority is, of course, our daughter’s happiness and well being during this challenging time, and so we ask for your support and respect for our privacy as we continue to raise her together and navigate this new chapter for our family."
The 50-year-old actor met the 31-year-old photographer when he was directing ‘Run’ in London in 2007, and she relocated from her native UK to be with him in Los Angeles.
The former ‘Friends’ star has previously spoken of how difficult he finds being famous and admitted stardom impacted on his relationships with other people when he was first adjusting to life in the public eye.
He said: "It was pretty jarring and it messed with my relationship to other people in a way that took years, I think, for me to adjust to and become comfortable with. As an actor, the way I was trained, my job was to observe life and to observe other people, so I used to walk around with my head up, really engaged and watching people.
"The effect of celebrity was the absolute opposite: it made me want to hide under a baseball cap and not be seen. And I realised after a while that I was no longer watching people; I was trying to hide. So I was trying to figure out: How do I be an actor in this new world, in this new situation? How do I do my job? That was tricky."