Date: 9th November 2000
LATEST: HARRISON FORD and his wife of 17 years MELISSA MATHISON have issued a statement revealing they are living apart and hoping to patch up their marriage.
Speculation about the state of the actor's marriage grew last week (ends03NOV00) when he was spotted dining out with actress LARA FLYNN BOYLE and taking romantic carriage rides around New York's Central Park with her. But Ford insists he's not planning to live separately from his wife and family for long - he's currently living in a hotel just a few blocks from the family home in New York.
In a statement read out by Ford's agent, PATRICIA McQUEENEY, the couple states, "We have been living apart for the past month. We sincerely hope that we can work out the differences. "We would appreciate it if the media and the public would respect this as a very painful time for both of us and consider this a private matter." (KL/LADN/RGS)