In this photo taken on Feb. 21, 2012, Nicholas Sparks, right, and his wife, Cathy, pose inside their Trent Woods, North Carolina, home. Spokeswoman Jill Fritzo of PMK-BNC confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, that the best-selling author and screenwriter had separated from his wife of 25 years, Cathy. AP PHOTO/THE NEW BERN SUN JOURNAL, CHUCK BECKLEY
Nicholas Sparks separates from wife of 25 years
Associated Press / 01:33 AM January 08, 2015
NEW YORK—The marriage of Nicholas Sparks appears headed for an unhappy ending.
Spokeswoman Jill Fritzo of PMK-BNC confirmed Tuesday that the best-selling author and screenwriter had separated from his wife of 25 years, Cathy. Sparks, 49, said in a statement issued through Fritzo that the decision was not “made lightly” and that he and his wife “remain close friends.”
Sparks is known for blending romance and sadness in such novels as “The Notebook” and “The Wedding,” the story of a 30-year-old marriage in crisis and how the husband fights to save it. Many of his books have been adapted into feature films.
The news of his separation was first reported by People magazine.