Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer separate after nine years

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have separated after nine years of marriage.

Tobey's representative confirmed a People magazine report on the breakup and told the magazine in a joint statement that the decision came "after much soul searching and consideration."

 Tobey Maguire, right, and wife Jennifer Meyer attend
(Evan Agostini/AP)

Tobey and Jennifer said their "first priority remains raising our children together with enduring love, respect and friendship".

The couple have a nine-year-old daughter, Ruby, and a seven-year-old son, Otis.

Tobey Maguire and fiancee Jennifer Meyer arrive for the 79th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles.

Jennifer is a jewellery designer and the daughter of Hollywood executive Ron Meyer.

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