Actress Andie MacDowell and her businessman husband RHETT HARTZOG have divorced after nearly three years of marriage.

America's PEOPLE magazine reports that the former high school classmates had gone their separate ways.

A source says, "It's a painful and very private time."

A spokeswoman for FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL star MacDowell has yet to comment.

MacDowell, 46, and Hartzog, 45, married in November 2001 in a 450-guest ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the actress' second marriage.

The pair first met as classmates at Gaffney High School in South Carolina. They reunited in July 1999 when MacDowell's sister, JULIA, reintroduced them.

07/10/2004 02:32