June 04, 2010 04:28:24 GMT
After 13 years of marriage, the 'Saved by the Bell' actor and Lisa Ann Russell decide to go their own ways but remain focused on their children.
Former "Saved by the Bell" and "NYPD Blue" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his actress wife have split, according to new U.S. reports. Sources tell In Touch magazine that the actor and Lisa Ann Russell have separated after 13 years.
The couple met on the set of "Saved by the Bell: The College Years". Russell and Gosselaar have two children, aged six and four. An insider tells the publication, "He's taking it very hard."
A rep of the actor has followed up the news with a confirmation to E! News. "Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife Lisa are currently separated, but they both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children," the rep said.
However, it is denied that the split was caused by Russell's love of night life in Hollywood. "The reports saying that she's out partying aren't true," a source told People. "She's a great mom. The two of them couldn't be more hands on with the kids. Their number one focus is definitely their family."