The decision was mutual and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family." A source added: "They have been separated the better part of the year but continue to live together in New York for Roman.

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Debra Messing and her boyfriend Will Chase have recently split after nearly three years of dating, her rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.

PHOTOS: Celebrity splits in 2014 "Debra Messing and Will Chase have ended their two-and-a-half year relationship," Messing's rep tells Us, "but remain close friends." Messing, 46, and Chase, 44, found love in late 2011, after starring together on their now-canceled musical drama series, .

in 2011, Debra Messing and Will Chase have gone their separate ways.

“Debra Messing and Will Chase have ended their two-and-a-half-year relationship, but remain close friends,” the actress’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.

'The couple have ended their relationship but remain close friends': Former Smash co-stars Debra Messing and Will Chase have split up after two and a half years together, her rep confirms to Us Weekly - pictured here on May 4The 46-year-old former Will & Grace favourite, who is currently starring in NBC crime drama The Mysteries Of Laura, was previously married to actor and screenwriter Daniel Zelman from September 2000 until December 2011.

The end of the road: While the couple's romance had been going strong after getting together just nine days after the 46-year-old actress separated from husband of 11 years Daniel Zelman in December 2011, sadly it wasn't to last - seen here on May 19Will, 44, who is currently starring in the hit ABC musical series Nashville as smooth country crooner Luke Wheeler, has two daughters - Daisy and Gracie - with his first wife, Lori Chase, whom he was married to from 1998 until 2008.PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest redheads The show, though canceled by NBC in spring 2013, still opened new doors for both stars — on different sets. Debra and her ex husband Daniel Zelman married in 2000 and split in 2011. ARE YOU SURPRISED that Debra Messing and Will Chase have gone their separate ways??At the time the two started dating, the star, 44, had recently separated from his wife, Broadway actress Stephanie Gibson, while Messing, 46, was estranged from her husband of 10 years, Daniel Zelman.Over the course of their relationship, the pair – who also played romantic interests on the small screen – became more public with their romance, attending premieres and galas together.He's had to spend a lot more time down there," the source explained."Debra, meanwhile, shoots her show all week here in NYC.