Jane Lynch and Lara Embry (Getty Images)
"Lara and I have decided to end our marriage," the "Glee" star said in a statement given to People. "This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter."
Lynch, 52, and Embry, a 44-year-old psychologist, married on Memorial Day 2010 in in front of just 19 guests in Sunderland, Massachusetts, after meeting at a fundraiser the year before.
When the couple announced their engagement in April 2010, Lynch gushed about her bride-to-be.
"It's just the greatest thrill in the world to find somebody that you want to be with every day," she told People, adding that "I never thought that this is something I wanted."
The end of the marriage also marks the end of Lynch's time as a step-mom to Embry's school-age daughters, Haden and Chase. Haden, who lived with the couple full time, especially bonded with Lynch, even before the wedding took place.
Lynch and Embry with Haden (Getty Images)
Lynch's vows included a clause that she would, "be the very best parent I can be," which included "doing my best to get iCarly tickets." At the reception, she and Haden performed the dance that her character Sue Sylvester did to the song "Vogue" on "Glee."
In March, Lynch confirmed her closeness with her step-daughter when she said, "I am in love and in awe with Haden," explaining, "She happens to be an exceptional human being and one of the most fair, open-hearted, embracing people I have ever met — grownup or child."
She added, "I am surprised how much love you feel and how you would do anything for your children."
Lynch is currently spending her time in NYC as she plays the mean Miss Hannigan in the Broadway production of "Annie," while Embry practices in Florida.
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