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Eat Pray Love author announces split from husband

I am separating from the man whom many of you know as ‘Felipe.’

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, has announced that she and her husband José Nunes have decided to end their marriage.

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Elizabeth met José during the travels she chronicled in her best-selling memoir. She decided to share the news of her split on Facebook as she has “shared details of my private life with you all so intimately over the years.”

"I am separating from the man whom many of you know as "Felipe" — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey,” she wrote.

The couple were played by Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in *Eat, Pray, Love*.
The couple were played by Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in Eat, Pray, Love.

“He has been my dear companion for over 12 years, and they have been wonderful years. Our split is very amicable. Our reasons are very personal.

"At this time of transition, I hope you will respect our privacy. In my heart, I know that you will do so, because I trust that you understand how this is a story that I am living — not a story that I am telling."

“Felipe” was played by Javier Bardem in the film adaptation of Eat, Pray, Love, while Elizabeth was played by Julia Roberts.

Watch: Elizabeth Gilbert on her husband