Actor Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer have decided to separate after 9 years of marriage.

The exes who met in 2003 are parents to nine-year-old daughter Ruby Maguire and son Otis Maguire 7 reported People magazine.

quot;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 friendshipquot; Maguire and Jennifer said in a joint statement.

The actor 41 and the jewelry designer 39 are based in California.