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George Lopez and wife announce separation

September 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Comedian and talk-show host George Lopez and his wife, Ann, announced Monday they are going their separate ways after 17 years.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.