Director Alexander Payne (search) and wife Sandra Oh have gone from "Sideways" (search) to parting ways, a spokeswoman told People magazine on Saturday. The Hollywood couple "have mutually decided to separate," the spokeswoman said. "They will remain friends."

The couple met five years ago and married in 2003.

Payne wrote and directed "Sideways," the comedy about two friends on a wine-tasting road trip through California.

The film was nominated for five Oscars, and he shared the Academy Award with his writing partner for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Oh, a former co-star on the HBO series "Arli$$," (search) was one of the stars of the film.