James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff announce divorce

Los Angeles, May 14 (PTI) Actor James McAvoy and his wife, English actress Anne-Marie Duff, are calling it quits.

The 37-year-old “X-Men: Apocalypse” actor and Duff announced that they are ending their nine-year marriage, reported People magazine.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we have come to the decision to divorce. We enter this next phase with continued friendship, love and respect for one another and the shared focus of caring for our son.

“We ask that you respect our and, most importantly, our child’s privacy during this time,” they said in a statement.

The couple first met while working on the British television show “Shameless,” on which Duff played McAvoy’s character’s love interest.

They got married on October 18, 2006, and have one child together, son Brendan born in 2010.