updated 06/01/2007 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/01/2007 AT 5:40 PM ET
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and wife Dany Garcia Johnson have separated, they have announced in a statement to PEOPLE.
“While certain aspects of our relationship have changed, we are both vitally important to each other’s lives,” their statement reads.
“We will continue to advance and manage our business interests, our philanthropic efforts and most importantly the raising of our child together, as a loving team. We’ve been fortunate enough to spend the last 17 years together as a couple and look forward to spending the rest our lives together as best friends and business partners.”
Johnson, 35, has appeared in The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King and Walking Tall and just completed Get Smart with Steve Carell.
In 1997, he married Garcia, now the CEO of a wealth management firm. They have a 5-year-old daughter, Simone Alexander.