Jane Lynch, who is best known for
playing Coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee,
announced Monday that she is splitting from her wife of three years,
Dr. Lara Embry.
“Lara and I have decided to end our
marriage,” Lynch wrote in a statement given to PEOPLE.com.
“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
The women married in a private ceremony
in Sunderland, Massachusetts in 2010, a year after they had met at a
fundraiser held in Embry's honor in San Francisco. Among those in
the wedding party was Embry's daughter, Haden.
In a commencement speech given last
year, Lynch discussed first meeting Haden.
“The day after I met my wife, I met
my daughter. I don't really like kids; I'm a dog person. But you
couldn't have designed a better kid for me. She's witty, wise beyond
her years, she has a huge heart, and such patience with the frailties
of human nature,” she said.
Lynch is currently starring as Miss
Hannigan in the Broadway production of Annie: The Musical and
performed at the Tony Awards on Sunday.