Gael García Bernal Separates From Wife After 5 Years Of Marriage: Report

09/03/2014 02:47 pm ET | Updated Sep 03, 2014
  • Taryn Hillin Fmr. Associate Editor, Huffington Post Weddings and Divorce and current YA author / screenwriter and journalist.
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"Y Tu Mamá También" star Gael García Bernal is reportedly separating from his wife after nearly five years of marriage.

Bernal's mother confirmed the news to People Espanol, telling the magazine that Bernal and estranged wife Dolores Fonzi "remain great friends" despite their decision to separate and will now focus on caring for their two children, Lázaro and Libertad.

According to E! News, the couple met in 2001 on the set of "Vidas Privadas" but didn't begin dating until 2008; they married in 2009. E! reports that following the split, 35-year-old Bernal has been dividing his time between his native Mexico and Argentina, where Fonzi currently lives with the kids.

In happier news, the star is also making headlines for his professional life. The trailer for Bernal's new film "Rosewater" -- in which he plays real-life journalist Maziar Bahari, who was held captive in Iran for over 100 days -- was released last week and marks the directorial debut of Jon Stewart.

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