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Last Updated: Friday, 31 March 2006, 08:38 GMT 09:38 UK
Matt LeBlanc divorces model wife
Matt and Melissa McKnight
The couple said they would "remain devoted parents and friends"
Former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc has filed for divorce from his wife after three years of marriage.

LeBlanc wed British former model Melissa McKnight in Hawaii in 2003, surrounded by his sitcom co-stars.

The US actor's publicist said the split would be "amicable" for the sake of their two-year-old daughter Marina.

LeBlanc, 38, has been starring in Friends spin-off Joey - but the show has been struggling in the ratings and has been pulled from NBC's schedules.

Divorce papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court said list LeBlanc separated from his wife on 1 January 2006.

"Melissa and Matt LeBlanc have decided to end their marriage of three years," the actor's spokesman, Joe Libonati, said in a statement.

"The dissolution is amicable. They remain devoted parents and friends. For the sake of their family, they ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

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