Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies are getting separated after 15 years of their marriage.
The pair wrote in a joint Instagram statement
“With deep gratitude for every year we have spent together and the thousands of beautiful memories shared, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. This decision isn’t one we have come to easily or lightly. We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come.”
“Your discretion in this matter is kindly requested for the sake of our children during this time of transition. Thank you to those of you who are already aware; for your tremendous compassion and understanding. Lots of love, Rachael and Daniel.”
The She’s All That Star, 39 tied the knot with Originals, 43 in August 2004. The duo started dating back in 2001. Both of them are parents to two children – Charlotte, 5 and Theodore, 4.
Cooked once joked and said that she couldn’t run lines with Gillies because that will break their relationship. We suppose that was a jock only.
Cook sometimes back shared some marriage advice as well.
“Something I need to learn, myself, is it’s a wonderful thing to be self-sufficient but it’s also good to be actively vulnerable so your partner can feel needed as well. That’s an important part of a partnership because it defines their role as your rock in this life. It’s something that I need to get a little bit better at.”
We are yet to know what didn’t work between the couple but we are deeply saddened by this breakup.