LONDON – Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson (search) and partner Arpad Busson announced Friday that are separating.
The couple, who have two sons, said that "whilst remaining the greatest of friends, we have decided to spend some time apart to consider our future." They said no third party was involved.
"We have had, and in many ways continue to have, a wonderful relationship, which has produced two beautiful children," said the statement, which appealed for privacy.
Macpherson, 42, and Swiss financier Busson are parents of Flynn, 7, and 2-year-old Aurelius Cy.
Macpherson, one of the world's top earning supermodels in the 1990s, now has her own line of lingerie, Elle Macpherson Intimates.
Nicknamed "The Body" during her modeling career, 6-foot-tall Macpherson has also had a series of film and television parts. She starred opposite Hugh Grant (search) in the 1994 film "Sirens" and had a recurring role in the TV comedy "Friends" (search).