Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish are going their separate ways after nearly eight years of marriage.

The actress announced that she and her filmmaker husband split up.

Bosworth shared a black-and-white picture of the two laughing and kissing and captioned it, “The Beginning is often the best part of love. Fireworks, magnets, rebellion – the attraction. The onset signals a wide-open expanse of possibility. Split a burger with someone when you are falling in love, and you can die happily knowing this is your last meal. Buy a bottle of whiskey and share shots, pour me a waterfall. Play that perfect song on the jukebox and dance with someone you have known your whole life, though you met minutes ago.”

“Inherently we fear an ending. To lose what you have because you got what you wanted. To be attached to the expectation of the outcome. The great Unknown,” she added. “What if we chose not to fear but instead, to love. If that most delicate and vulnerable last flicker to the flame became another type of furnace entirely.”

The Superman Returns actress said that the pair’s “hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate,” Bosworth added that she and Polish “have chosen love, every time” throughout the past decade they have been together.

Bosworth fell in love with Polish when he directed her in the 2011 film, Big Sur. The two tied the know in an outdoor ceremony at The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana in 2013.

“I never even dated my husband-to-be,” Bosworth told InStyle UK at the time. “He said to me after just a few weeks, before we were even together, ‘I’m going to marry you.’ He just knew.”

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