Tobey Maguire and Wife Jennifer Meyer Separate

Former couple married in 2007 and have two children together

By Zach Johnson Oct 18, 2016 4:10 PMTags

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer are breaking up after nine years of marriage, his rep confirms to E! News.

"After much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple," Tobey and Jennifer told People in a joint statement Tuesday. "As devoted parents, our first priority remains raising our children together with enduring love, respect and friendship."

The exes who met in 2003, are parents to daughter Ruby Maguire, 9, and son Otis Maguire, 7.

The actor, 41, and the jewelry designer, 39, are based in California.

Throughout their marriage, the stars said little about each other in interviews. But in May 2007, Tobey—who'd welcomed Ruby five months earlier—opened up about his family. "It's a very dramatic change. My whole life is in transition now with friendships and where I'm gonna live, you know? Just your whole perspective," he said. "It's great."

Most Surprising Celeb Breakups

As for Ruby, he gushed, "She's so adorable. She's just a smiley, little beautiful thing."

At the time, Tobey also revealed that he planned to tie the knot with Jennifer in a small ceremony later that year. "I'm very excited to marry Jen," he told David Letterman on The Late Show. The former couple did indeed exchange vows that September. Their sunset ceremony took place in Kona, Hawaii, in front of a small group of family and friends, including Tobey's BFF Leonardo DiCaprio.

Now that he's single, Tobey will likely be leaning on his pals, including magician David Blaine, actor Lukas Haas, director Harmony Korine and rapper Q-Tip. Jennifer is part of quite a starry squad, too: She counts Jennifer Aniston, Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie among her A-list friends.