Comedian Tracy Morgan and his wife of nearly five years Megan Wallover are sadly ending their marriage. Tracy’s spokesperson released a statement to PEOPLE addressing the split, asking for the public to respect their privacy.
“Sadly, after nearly five years of marriage, Megan and I are filing for divorce. This is a challenging time for all involved, so I ask that you please respect our privacy.”
A rep for Wallover’ confirmed the split when contacted by the publication, “we can confirm that Megan filed for divorce yesterday.” The mother also asks for her privacy at this time with the interest over their child together.
“This is a private matter for the family. Megan’s primary focus remains the best interest of the parties’ daughter. She asks that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.”
The “Last O.G.” star originally announced his engagement to Wollover on the Emmys red carpet in 2011. Tracy, 51 and Megan, 33 wed in August 2015 in an intimate and moving ceremony, which came 14 months after a horrific highway crash left Tracy Morgan fighting for his life. The couple share one daughter, 7-year-old Maven Sonae.
Just last week, the family celebrated Maven’s birthday with a Moana theme.
New of Tracy and Megan’s split comes just a few months after Tracy spoke candidly about role-playing with his wife in the bedroom while they were in quarantine.
“We’re role-playing,” Morgan said, referring to he and his wife. “She’s playing a young maiden whose grandfather was infected with coronavirus, and I’m the scientist who discovered the cure. And she’ll do anything to save her grandfather’s life—and I mean anything.”