James Van Der Beek is getting a divorce.

The 'Dawson's Creek' star and 'Party Of Five' actress Heather McComb separated two months ago after six years together and are now starting legal proceedings to permanently separate.

The 32-year-old actor's spokesperson said: "Heather and James remain good friends."

Friends suspected a divorce was brewing when the couple sold their $2.5 million home in Studio City, California, last month.

They put the mansion - which features 180-degree canyon, mountain and city views, and a luxurious mist cooling system - on the market in March.

The pair tied the knot in Malibu in 2003, six months after the sixth and final season of 'Dawson's Creek' aired.

Van Der Beek's co-stars Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips attended the intimate ceremony.

Since they tied the knot, Van Der Beek - who played Dawson Leery in the iconic teen drama - has guest starred in 'How I Met Your Mother', 'One Tree Hill', 'Ugly Betty' and 'Medium'.

McComb has appeared in 'Prison Break', 'Crossing Jordan' and 'CSI: New York'.