PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and his wife, Erin, have decided to file for divorce.

The couple announced their separation back in November of 2009, after five years of marriage. They share a 2-year-old son, Cooper.

The mayor’s office released the following statement:

“After careful consideration, Erin and I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We will remain close friends and continue to share our love for our son, Cooper. We are thankful for the privacy we have been afforded in dealing with this very personal matter and we are hopeful that the respect for our personal privacy continues.”

Stay with KDKA for the latest developments.

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