Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik are calling it quits.
The “New Girl” star and film producer are splitting up after four years of marriage. They have two children together: Elsie, 4, and Charlie, 2.
In a joint statement to ET Canada, Deschanel and Pechenik said, “After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners.”
“We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children,” the former couple shared. “Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”
Prior to her relationship with the film producer, Deschanel was married to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. They wed in 2009 and split in 2011.
Deschanel confirmed her engagement to Pechenik in Jan. 2015 and they tied the knot in June of that year.