AceShowbiz - Another celebrity couple is heading to splitsville. Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki have separated after more than 12 years of marriage and 20 years together. The shocking news was officially announced on Monday, February 26.
"They still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends but have mutually decided to separate after being together for 20 years. They have a son together who they will continue to co-parent," Alicia's representative said in a statement.
The "Clueless" star and the musician, who is best known as a former frontman of S.T.U.N., had been dating for eight years before tying the knot on June 11, 2005 in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe. They got engaged about a year before their wedding.
The couple welcomed their first child together, son Bear Blu, on May 5, 2011. The pair, who live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house, have been keeping details of their marriage and life private, but the 41-year-old actress recently took to her Instagram account to share pictures from her beach holiday with her son.
"Bear and I on our Hawaiian adventure. My sweet sweet love," she captioned one picture showing her and Bear smiling.
Other snaps featured Bear hitting the beach, playing with the sand and running after getting soaked in the water.
"This trip is amazing. Even the drive from the airport was so pretty. Walking to the health food store, Harvest Market. So sweet to do. Farmers Market was fun, just a 3 minute walk. There was a lovely little band playing at the market, the backdrop of the mountains was so pretty," she shared in a caption of another photo showing her son posing with a small surfboard.
Alicia further gushed that "playing in the water with Bear," "swimming, boogie boarding" and "even cleaning the kitchen (constantly) and doing laundry here is fun."
Alicia and Christopher are the latest celebrity couple who announced their separation this year. Earlier this month, Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux, Claire Foy & husband Stephen Campbell Moore as well as Eric Dane & Rebecca Gayheart also announced the end of their marriages.