Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Separate After 9 Years

By the Associated Press | September 6, 2012 | 7:37 PM EDT

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2012 file photo shows actors Amy Poehler, left, and Will Arnett arriving at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. The couple is separating after 9 years of marriage, their publicist Lewis Kay confirmed Thursday, Sept. 6. Poehler and Arnett have two young sons, 3-year-old Archie and 2-year-old Abel. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are splitting up.

Publicist Lewis Kay says the couple is separating after nine years of marriage. The breakup was first reported by Us Weekly.

Poehler and Arnett have two sons, 3-year-old Archie and 2-year-old Abel.

Their personal lives may be in turmoil, but professionally, both are on an upswing.

The 40-year-old Poehler became famous as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She now stars in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation" and is up for an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series.

Arnett's breakout role was on Fox's "Arrested Development." The 42-year-old Arnett now co-stars with Christina Applegate on the NBC comedy "Up All Night."