October 01, 2011 02:16:12 GMT
Commenting on the separation, a representative for the 'X-Men' star reveals that it was a mutual decision and the couple remain great friends.
James Marsden and his wife, Lisa Linde, are set to part ways after 11 years of marriage. TMZ recently broke the news that Lisa filed for divorce from the actor, who is known for his portrayal of Cyclops in three "X-Men" movies, around a week ago on September 23.
In the court documents, the daughter of country music songwriter Dennis Linde cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her separation from the 38-year-old actor. She's seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two young children, 10-year-old Jack and 6-year-old Mary.
On the same day Lisa filed for divorce, James was caught on tape singing with a group of friends. The video, which was shared by the gossip site, was taken at 4:30 A.M. outside the Papaya King hot dog shop in New York.
Commenting on the end of marriage, a representative for James told TMZ, "This was a mutual decision." The rep went on to assure that despite the separation, the estranged couple "are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends."
Back when the couple are still together in 2008, James said in an interview with PEOPLE, "It's always been about being together and keeping the family together." The "Straw Dogs" actor further gushed, "When I'm not working, I want to be home, and that's all I want to do."