Debra Messing, Husband Daniel Zelman Split After Ten Years

Celebrity News Dec. 20, 2011 AT 2:00PM
Debra Messing, Husband Daniel Zelman Split After Ten Years Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

It's bound to be a bittersweet holiday season for Debra Messing. After a decade together, the Will and Grace star, 43, and husband Daniel Zelman have called it quits, they tell Us Weekly in an exclusive statement.

"Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage," Messing's rep tells Us. Messing and actor/TV producer Zelman, 44, met years ago as students at New York University, married in 2000, and share a 7-year-old son, Roman.

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Explains the rep of the separation: "The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family."

Messing (who next stars in buzzed-about NBC series Smash, out in February), Zelman and their little boy recently relocated to NYC -- and remain living under one roof, according to a source close to the pair.

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"They have been separated the better part of the year but continue to live together in New York for Roman," explains the source. "It's very amicable."

(The couple was photographed out and about together as recently as Halloween weekend, when they dressed up in complementary ghoulish costumes at Bette Midler's annual, star-packed Hulaween bash in NYC.)

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Just last month, Messing told LilSugar about her holiday plans in the Big Apple. "We just moved back to New York but have always had family here," the Emmy winner said. "We love to go skating at Wolman rink, and go see plays -- musicals specifically. Waiting for the snow to come. Looking forward to putting on the snowsuit and stomping through Central Park."

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