Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have confirmed that they are splitting up.

The comedy stars are separating after nine years of marriage, publicist Lewis Kay said.

Amy and Will, who tied the knot in August 2003, have two sons, three-year-old Archie and two-year-old Abel.

Amy, 40, became famous as a cast member on US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live and now stars in the sitcom Parks And Recreation.

Will, 42, found fame on Arrested Development and now appears alongside Christina Applegate in the TV show Up All Night.