George Lopez and wife announce separation

LOS ANGELES Court records did not indicate the couple had filed a petition for divorce or legal separation.

Lopez's wife made headlines when she donated her kidney to the ailing comedian.

In a statement released to Eyewitness News, the couple said through a publicist:

"George and Ann Lopez have made the decision to end their 17-year marriage. The decision is amicable and by mutual agreement. They remain dedicated parents, and committed partners in business and their philanthropic organization, /*The Lopez Foundation*/."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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