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George Lopez divorcing wife Ann after 17 years [Updated]

September 27, 2010 |  1:36 pm

George-lopez-divorce-annGeorge Lopez and his wife, Ann, have mutually agreed to divorce, The Ministry has confirmed.

"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,” said a rep for Lopez in a statement.

The late-night host and comedian has been negotiating the terms of his split from the 17-year marriage "for a long time," according to TMZ.

The pair tied the knot in 1993 and have a 15-year-old daughter.

The couple stepped out together just last week, to attend the yearly gala for Padres Contra el Cancer -- the Eva Longoria Parker-fronted charity that Lopez has long supported. 

HuffPo notes that in 2005, Lopez underwent a kidney transplant. His wife was the donor. 

[Corrected at 3:20 p.m.: A previous version of this post said the Lopezes got married in 2003; they in fact wed in 1993.]

-- Matt Donnelly
twitter.com/mattdonnelly

Photo: George Lopez attends a basketball game in 2010. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA

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