The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco and equestrian Karl Cook have announced that they have split after three years of marriage.

In a joint statement to People magazine in the US, they said: "Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions.

"We have both shared so much of our journey publicly so while we would prefer to keep this aspect of our personal life private, we wanted to be forthcoming in our truth together. There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary."

The statement continued: "We have made this decision together through an immense amount of respect and consideration for one another and request that you do the same in understanding that we will not be sharing any additional details or commenting further."

The Big Bang Theory star Cuoco and Cook began dating in late 2016 and became engaged on 30 November 2017 - Cuoco's birthday. They married on 30 June 2018.