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Jane Lynch and Dr. Lara Embry are divorcing

LOS ANGELES -- "Glee" star Jane Lynch and her wife Dr. Lara Embry are divorcing.

The couple told People magazine on Monday that their three-year marriage was caput:

“Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about each another. We ask for privacy as we deal with the family matter.”

The couple met at a 2009 fundraiser when the National Centre for Lesbian Rights awarded Embry, a clinical psychologist, the Justice Award for her involvement in the high-profile same-sex custody lawsuit in Florida. Lynch has said that she was smitten by Embry at first sight.

Lynch and Embry married during Memorial Day weekend 2010 in Sunderland, Mass. at the Blue Heron Restaurant in front of a small gathering of the couple’s closest friends and relatives.

Lynch, 52, plays Sue Sylvester, one of the original characters on the hit TV show, "Glee." She currently is playing Miss Hannigan in "Annie: The Musical" on Broadway, and performed in that role during the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Embry, 44, is the mother of two daughters.