Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies Announce Split After Nearly 15 Years of Marriage

After nearly 15 years of marriage, the She’s All That star and The Originals actor announced their separation in a joint statement on Thursday.

“With deep gratitude for every year we have spent together and the thousands of beautiful memories shared, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” began the statement , which was shared to their respective Instagram accounts.

We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come,” the statement continued.

The couple wrote, “Your discretion in this matter is kindly requested for the sake of our children during this time of transition.

Cook, 39, and Gillies, 43, tied the knot in August 2004 and welcomed two children together over the course of their marriage: daughter Charlotte Easton , 5, and son Theodore Vigo Sullivan , 4.

“We’re both people who like kids, but we weren’t jumping up and down, like, ‘Oh my God, let’s start that chapter of our lives,’ ” explained Cook, who was 33 at the time.

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