Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife of thirteen years, Lisa Ann Russell, have separated, sources confirm. According to these sources, Mark-Paul is all broken up over the, uh, breakup. Hence the term, I guess.
The couple has two children together, but there’s been no word on whether or not a custody arrangement will be discussed. Gosselaar’s rep also states that you’re probably not going to get any icky details or insight into what happened between the couple to cause the split:
“Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife Lisa are currently separated, but they both remain focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children.”
I know that divorce isn’t cool and any kind of breakup after a long-term relationship sucks, but hey,
Zack Mark-Paul. Look on the bright side: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (who, incidentally, has a name built similarly to your own with that whole annoying-assed hyphen thing that even she doesn’t use anymore, ’cause it’s so 1989) is probably willing to shag you one last time for posterity.
Oh … wait. No, probably ‘no’ on that. She and her husband are expecting a child of their own this year. Sorry, pal. Maybe you can look up your old pal Lisa Turtle or if you’re really desperate, Screech Powers. I hear he’s pretty desperate these days, himself.
Sorry to hear the bad news, pal, and I hope everything works out for you and yours. You were a big part of my childhood and adolescence, and I totally do not regret buying the DVD set of both Saved By the Bell and Saved By the Bell: The College Years.
… Well, maybe The College Years. But just a little bit.