Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks has announced she has split from her husband of 10 years, Geoffrey Arend.

The couple announced their separation with a joint statement on Instagram which read: "Twelve years ago we fell in love and became partners. We joined our two amazing families, had countless laughs, made wonderful friends and were blessed with incredible opportunities.

"Today we take our next step together, but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we've shared and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.

"We will be taking time to rediscover ourselves in this transition and we thank you for your patience and support in giving us the space to do so."

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Hendricks and fellow actor Arend tied the knot in October 2009 after being introduced by her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser, who played Pete Campbell in the Golden Globe-winning drama series.

The 44-year-old actress came to fame playing Joan Holloway opposite Jon Hamm's Don Draper in the critically acclaimed TV show set at a fictional Madison Avenue advertising firm.

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