Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover are divorcing after almost 5 years of marriage

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Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, have split. The 51-year-old comedian announced the news in a statement to People on Wednesday.

"Sadly, after nearly five years of marriage, Megan and I are filing for divorce," the statement reads. "This is a challenging time for all involved, so I ask that you please respect our privacy."

Morgan and 33-year-old Wollover got married in August 2015 in an intimate ceremony, after being engaged since 2011. They share a daughter, 7-year-old Maven Sonae.

The nuptials came almost 14 months after a Walmart tractor-trailer slammed into the 30 Rock star's limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing comedian James McNair and severely injuring Morgan.

Planning his wedding played a huge role in the comedian’s recovery process. "I don't want to walk my wife down the aisle with a cane or in a wheelchair," Morgan told People in June 2015. "So I had to go hard with the therapy. I had to get better. There was no ifs, ands or buts about it."

"Happiness is simply having something to look forward to," he added at the time. "I look forward to being married, and I'm really happy."

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