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Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer split after nine years

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer Bang Showbiz

TOBEY Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have split up after nine years of marriage.

The 'Spider-Man' star and the 39-year-old jewellery designer have decided to call time on their relationship but will focus on making sure their two children - Ruby, nine, and Otis, seven - are their top priority.

In a joint statement made to People magazine, they said: "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 couple tied the knot in 2007 - four years after they met - in a ceremony in Hawaii in front of their close family and friends.

The 41-year-old actor has remained tight-lipped about his personal life throughout his career but previously gave an insight into their family life.

Speaking about welcoming their first child, he said at the time: "It's a very dramatic change. My whole life is in transition now with friendships and where I'm gonna live, you know? Just your whole perspective. It's great. Ruby's so adorable. She's just a smiley, little beautiful thing."

When the pair were preparing to tie the knot, Jennifer was thrilled, dubbing it the "best time of her life".

She shared: "Let's just say this is truly the best time of my life. I'm walking on air. I'm getting married, starting a family and have an amazing company."

Tobey also opened up about wanting "security and comfort" in his life following a rocky childhood.

He explained at the time: "Growing up the way I did, I had a very serious ambition to make some money, to have some security and comfort in my life."

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