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Debbie Matenopoulos 'Saddened' by Husband's Divorce Filing

11/15/2008 at 02:00 PM EST

Debbie Matenopoulos 'Saddened' by Husband's Divorce Filing
Debbie Matenopoulos
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TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos says she is hurt – and surprised – by her husband's divorce filing, which she learned about from Internet reports.

"I am extremely saddened by the dissolution of my seven-year relationship with my husband," the host of E!'s Daily 10 tells PEOPLE.

Jay Faires, a music executive, filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, according to Los Angeles court papers filed Wednesday. Faires, who wed Matenopoulos, 33, in July 2003 and separated from her in March 2008, is requesting that the court not award Matenopoulos spousal support.

"I am not a proponent of divorce and I believe in working things out," says Matenopoulos, a two-time Emmy nominee and former co-host of The View. "So you can only imagine my extreme sadness and disillusionment when I was informed of my husband's divorce proceedings, much like you were, by reading them online."

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