Nia Vardalos separates from husband after 25 years of marriage

Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos, has confirmed she has filed for divorce from her husband Ian Gomez, after 25 years of marriage.

It comes as reports state that the Greek American Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated writer and actress, filed divorce documents in an L.A. County court on Tuesday, requesting both joint legal and physical custody.

Nia and Ian married in 1993 and have one daughter together, Ilaria Vardalos Gomez who is eleven years old. Irreconcilable differences was listed as the reason for the split.

"We've been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time. Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable," the couple said in a statement to E! News. "It is our hope that decency will prevail on the reporting of this story which will soon be yesterday's news. Thank you for respecting our privacy."