Fraser, wife ending their marriage


Brendan Fraser will begin 2008 as a single man.

The 39-year-old actor announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Afton, are ending their nine-year marriage.

"They continue to maintain a close and caring friendship," Fraser's publicist, Ina Treciokas, said in a statement.

The couple wed in 1998 and have three children.

Fraser's screen credits include "George of the Jungle," "The Mummy" and "Crash."