Another Hollywood heartbreak. After 13 years of marriage, Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn announced they were calling it quits this past weekend. A source close to the actress tells Us Weekly that the split was actually a while in the making.
"A large part of it is when you spend five or six months a year away from your spouse, it gets really tough," the insider tells Us of the pair, parents to daughters Finley, 11, Avery, 9, and Emery, 5.
The Rizzoli & Isles actress, 42, and Sehorn got accustomed to that distance. "In the beginning, they really missed each other," the source recalls, "but then they got into a groove where one person took over the main responsibilities of parenting while the other was working."
Harmon chose to raise their children in North Carolina, even while she had to film her TNT series in Hollywood. "She didn't want them growing up in Hollywood and being exposed to the fast-paced life," the insider tells Us, adding that it was the "greatest thing" she could have done for her children.
Ultimately, however, that distance for Harmon and the former NFL star, 43 -- who stayed mostly at home with the kids -- created tension. "The dynamic of the relationship changed," the source tells Us. "Things were brewing."
Still, the insider insists there was no cheating or other betrayal involved in the couple's decision to separate. "They're good, devout Christian people," the source tells Us. "The split wasn't shocking to their close friends."
Harmon's rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the two were "amicably" separating on Monday. "For the sake of their children, they ask for respect & privacy as they navigate this time in their lives," the rep added.