David Schwimmer and wife Zoe Buckman separate to 'determine the future of our relationship'

David Schwimmer and his wife, Zoe Buckman, are on a break.

After nearly seven years of marriage, the former Friends star and the British photographer have separated in order to focus on figuring out where their relationship stands in the future.

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"It is with great love, respect and friendship that we have decided to take some time apart while we determine the future of our relationship," the two said in a statement given to ET on Wednesday, after Us Weekly was first to break the news. "Our priority is, of course, our daughter's happiness and well-being during this challenging time, and so we ask for your support and respect for our privacy as we continue to raise her together and navigate this new chapter for our family."

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the 'The Front Page' Broadway Opening Night at The Broadhurst Theatre on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actor David Schwimmer and wife/artist/photographer Zoe Buckman arrive at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Zoe Buckman and actor David Schwimmer attend the AMC's Feed The Beast Premiere on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AMC)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor David Schwimmer (L) and Zoe Buckman at Vanity Fair And FX's Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Party on September 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman attend the premiere of FX's 'American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson' at Westwood Village Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attends Artwalk NY 2015 at Metropolitan Pavilion on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: Actors Zoe Buckman (L) and David Schwimmer (R) with their Daughter Cleo Buckman Schwimmer (C) attend the 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos on April 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Actor David Schwimmer (R) and Zoe Buckman attend the special screening of Relativity Studio's 'Desert Dancer' at Museum of Modern Art on April 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attends the Off-Broadway Opening Night of 'Sex with Strangers' at the Second Stage Theatre on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend a special screening of 'White Gold' at the Museum of Modern Art on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the 'Domesticated' Opening Night at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on November 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend Global superstar Pharrell Williams performs at NY launch of YPlan, tonight's going out app, at FINALE on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for YPlan)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Zoe Buckman (L) and David Schwimmer attend 'The Big Knife' Broadway opening night at American Airlines Theatre on April 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend 7th Annual Charity Ball Benefiting Charity:Water at the 69th Regiment Armory on December 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Zoe Buckman and actor David Schwimmer attend the 'Celeste And Jessie' New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on August 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the 'Entourage' Season 8 premiere at the Beacon Theatre on July 19, 2011 in New York City.
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: David Schwimmer and pregnant wife Zoe Buckman arrive at the Los Angeles Screening of 'Trust' held at the DGA Theatre on March 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the New York premiere of 'Arthur' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on April 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Photographer Zoe Buckman and director David Schwimmer attend the 'Trust' Premiere held at Roy Thomson Hall during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
Actors Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 21: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the 2010 Public Theater Gala at the Delacorte Theater on June 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Zoe Buckman and David Schwimmer attend the opening reception for Loos by Zoe Buckman photo exhibition at Milk Studios on June 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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Schwimmer, 50, and Buckman, 31, tied the knot in June 2010 after meeting on the London set of Run, a romantic comedy directed by the actor. The two share one child together, 5-year-old daughter Cleo.

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