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Debra Messing, Daniel Zelman Split After 11 Years of Marriage

The "Smash" actress and "Damages" executive producer, who have one child together, separated earlier this year, according to a rep.
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Debra Messing has separated from her husband, writer-producer Daniel Zelman, after 11 years of marriage.

The actress, who next stars in NBC's midseason entry Smash, and Zelman, who co-created and executive produces DirecTV's Damages, announced their split Tuesday via a rep for Messing.

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“Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage,” the spokesperson said in a statement. "The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family."

The couple, who met in the 1990s while students at NYU's graduate school, have been married since Sept. 3, 2000. They have one child, a 7-year-old son named Roman.

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Messing, best known for her role on Will & Grace, co-stars with Katharine McPhee, Anjelica Huston, Brian D'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero and Raza Jaffrey in Smash, which follows the making of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. It premieres at 10 p.m. Feb. 6.

Zelman's other credits include the Matthew McConaghey-Kate Hudson movie Fool's Gold.

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