After three years of marriage, “Glee” star Jane Lynch and her wife Dr. Lara Embry are getting divorced.
“Lara and I have decided to end our marriage,” Lynch told PEOPLE in a statement.
“This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.”
The 52-year-old actress met Embry, 44, at a 2009 fundraiser in San Francisco honoring Lynch. The two were married on Memorial Day 2010 in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
The wedding was attended by a small group of close friends and family, including Embry’s daughter Haden, now 10.
In her memoir “Happy Accidents,” Lynch spoke about her growing closeness with her stepdaughter.
“I am surprised how much love you feel and how you would do anything for your children,” she told reporters last March.
Lynch, who is currently starring as Miss Hannigan in Annie: The Musical, performed at Sunday’s Tony Awards in New York.