Modern Family's Julie Bowen, husband Scott Phillips separate

Modern Family’sJulie Bowen and her husband, Scott Phillips, have separated, E! News reports. The estranged couple have been married for 13 years.

Bowen, 47, and the real estate investor tied the knot in 2004 and are parents of 10-year-old Oliver and 8-year-old twins John and Gustav.

In September 2016, the actress joked to Us Weekly that the pair were too exhausted to get a divorce. “We watch all these people get married and split up and go, ‘Wait, did they get married after us or before us?’” she exclusively told Us at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 47th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the time. “We outlast all these people. The answer: We’re too tired to do anything else!”

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Scott Phillips (R) and Julie Bowen attend Los Angeles LGBT Center's 47th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at Pacific Design Center on September 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Scott Phillips (L) and actress Julie Bowen attend the Los Angeles LGBT Center 47th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at Pacific Design Center on September 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Los Angeles LGBT Center)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Actress Julie Bowen, husband Scott Phillips and sons, Gus Phillips (on shoulders), John Phillips and Oliver Phillips (standing) attend the 2nd Annual Milk + Bookies Story Time Celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center on March 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MAY 01: Scott Phillips and Julie Bowen attend the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair party following the 2010 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the residence of the French Ambassador on May 1, 2010 in Washington D.C. United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VF1/WireImage)
THE 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Scott Phillips and Julie Bowen arrive at The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Julie Bowen (L) and Scott Phillips attend the Fox's 62nd annual Emmy award nominees celebration at Cicada on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Scott Phillips and Julie Bowen at the PEOPLE/Entertainment Industry Foundation SAG Awards party *EXCLUSIVE* 12866_DK_0040.jpg (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for People Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 1: Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips arrive at the Inagural Benefit For P.S. Arts at Lo-Fi on June 1, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - FEBRUARY 29: Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips attend Entertainment Weekly Hosts 10th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party at Elaine's on February 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Richard Orjis/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Scott Phillips and Julie Bowen during Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Launch of Ariels Heart of Hope From The Roberto Coin Cento Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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She added: “At first I loved my husband and then I loved the kids and now I love our family. When I see my husband with my kids, it makes me so happy. When I see my kids all sitting down at the table together, I’m like ‘This is awesome. We did this!’”

More recently, the Emmy winner told Us that “butting heads is part of life.”

“I’ve spent a lot of time in excellent therapy,” she said at the Baby2Baby Holiday Wrapping Party in November 2017. “Being perfect is not a good model for your children. They need to see that there’s tension or arguments, they need to see those get resolved, they need to see real life — not too much of real life. I’m pretty shy about the news with them, but I think real life has lots of… we’re not perfect people, but we can all love each other.”

 

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