updated 06/08/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/08/2012 AT 3:55 PM ET
Danica McKellar is mourning the end of her marriage – but the beloved star of The Wonder Years is thankful for her fans.
“I am just overwhelmed by the love and support in the messages I’ve been receiving from all of you via Twitter and Facebook during this incredibly tough time,” she wrote on her website Thursday.
“The end of a marriage has got to be one of the saddest events one can experience.”
McKellar, who separated from composer Mike Verta on June 1 after three years of marriage, puts the end of their relationship on par with losing a loved one.