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Tobey Maguire and wife separate

Actor Tobey Maguire and his jewelry designer wife have split.

The former Spider-Man star and Jennifer Meyer are separating after nine years of marriage.

The estranged couple has released a joint statement, which reads: "After much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple. As devoted parents, our first priority remains raising our children together with enduring love, respect and friendship."

The marriage has produced two children, nine-year-old daughter Ruby and son Otis, seven.

Maguire, 41, and Meyer, 39 met in 2003 and wed in Hawaii four years later.

Just before she became Tobey's wife, Meyer told USA Today, "This is truly the best time of my life. I'm walking on air. I'm getting married, starting a family..."

Jennifer's personal life may have suffered a blow, but her jewelry business is booming - she designed pal Jennifer Aniston and her husband Justin Theroux's rings for their surprise wedding ceremony in August, 2015.

"Congratulations to my beautiful friend, Jennifer Aniston on becoming Mrs. Theroux. Designing Jen & Justin's wedding rings was such an honor," Meyer tweeted.

Back in 2009, the jewelry designer insisted her marriage was set to last - because Maguire hadn't lost the wedding ring she created for him.

The actor told his bride to design two identical rings for him before they wed in 2007 - because he was convinced he'd lose one.

She said, "He's never worn any jewelry before and he warned me when we got married that he'd probably lose the wedding band, so I should make him a couple. But he's still on the first one, and we're over two and a half years married, so we're doing good."

And Meyer admitted she couldn't be happier with her role as the actor's wife, adding, "(He's an) amazing husband."

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