"Glee" star Jane Lynch has announced she will be getting a divorce from her wife, Dr. Lara Embry.
The two married about three years ago in Sunderland, Mass., a part of the U.S. where gay marriages are recognized.
Lynch, 52, met Embry, a 44-year-old clinical psychologist, at a fundraiser in California in 2009. Not long afterwards, they became engaged and then married in 2010.
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“This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another
,” Lynch told People magazine. “We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.”
Last March, Lynch said she was especially close to Embry’s daughter Haden, and was surprised by how much love she felt for the girl.
Lynch is currently starring in "Annie: The Musical" on Broadway. She also plays Coach Sylvester on the very popular TV show "Glee."
Embry told Vogue Magazine in 2011 that the couple fell in love at first sight.
“I had stopped dating altogether.
... But I saw Jane walking in the lobby and I thought, ‘I’m supposed to follow her.’ It was like I’d been picked up in a fishing net,” she told Vogue.
Lynch and Embry join the ranks of other gay couples, just allowed to marry in the last few years, who are now swelling the ranks of the divorced. Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and Melissa Etheridge both have been divorced from their partners.
TMZ.com reported that sources close to the couple say they don’t have a prenup
. Since they live in California, the divorce will be decided there and it’s a community property state. Lynch and Embry would split assets 50/50 – which could be a lot of money from Lynch, who has done well with "Glee."
While the divorce news made Twitter, the social media scene was lighting up more about Lynch’s Sunday performance from "Annie" on the Tony Awards.
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