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Diego Luna and Camila Sodi divorcing

The Mexican actor, director and producer, Diego Luna, confirmed his separation from his current wife, model and actress, Camila Sodi.

According to the Associated Press, the couple explained that the decision to split after five years of marriage was of mutual consent and that their priority now is to protect their children Jeronimo, 4, and Fiona, 2, during the process.

"We would like to announce that regretfully we have decided to separate by mutual consent", confirmed the couple in a press release. "We just want to say that despite how difficult this is for us, we're doing it in a cordial and respectful way."

The couple met during the recording of the film "El Búfalo de la Noche,” in 2007 and married in 2008, Notimex reports.

Sodi, 26, has been working as a TV actress, and more recently as a singer in her natal Mexico. Meanwhile, Luna has become known in Hollywood with films like "Milk", "Casa de mi Padre," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," among others, and is currently one of the founders of the Production house Canana, along with long-time friend Gael Garcia Bernal.

When she announced last year that she had decided to leave acting for a while to focus entirely on her music career, Camila was very excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream. "Since I was really young I've always wanted to record an album," she said in an interview with daily La Tarde. "At 13 or 14 I had my own project, something funk, and I went around to all the labels in Mexico and all of them rejected me!" So she left those dreams behind, she says. "I devoted myself to acting, to other things, I had my kids, and I started to think about that dream again, to rethink my priorities; I thought, 'It's now or never!' "

Mexican press say that Diego - who is fully immersed in his next project, Manos de Piedra, a biopic about legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán--wants to push for full custody of his kids.

Thalia, is said to be helping Sodi with the split. However, neither Luna, 32, nor Sodi have confirmed they’re actually divorcing.