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Nia Vardalos & Ian Gomez Confirm Split in Joint Statement: 'Our Relationship Became a Friendship'

Nia Vardalos & Ian Gomez Confirm Split in Joint Statement: 'Our Relationship Became a Friendship'

Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez are addressing their divorce in a joint statement obtained by JustJared.com.

“We’ve been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time,” Nia and Ian say. “Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable. 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.”

It was announced on Tuesday (July 3) that Nia filed for divorce after listing their separation date as June 29, 2017, after 24 years of marriage.

Nia and Ian share an 11-year-old daughter, Ilaria Vardalos Gomez, whom they adopted in 2008. She is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.

The couple married back in 1993 – which helped inspire her hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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