By Amber Ray
Updated March 29, 2014 at 04:43 PM EDT

Actress Nikki Reed and musician Paul McDonald have separated.

“After much consideration, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald are ending their marriage. They have been living separately for the past six months due to work obligations,” a rep for the Twilight star tells People. “They will continue to share their love of music, and are still working on their debut album, I’m Not Falling, releasing in 2014. They remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together.”

The actress and Season 10 American Idol alum were married in October 2011.